Using Your Laptop
Can I connect to wireless?
UA WiFi is open to current UA students and employees, while UA Public is open to everyone. We recommend using UA WiFi if you can, because it is more secure (encrypted), has greater capability, and is more likely to connect.
Find out more at UA WiFi FAQ.
Can I plug in my laptop?
Laptop workstations (desks with power outlets) are available in all library buildings. See our floor maps.
A free charging station is also available in the lobby of the Main Library.
Can I use a wired connection?
Current UA students and employees can use one of over 150 data lines throughout the libraries to connect to the campus network. You will need a laptop with a 10BaseT Ethernet card and Ethernet cable.
Cables can be checked out at the Information Commons Desk at the Main Library.
You must register your ethernet card's physical hardware, or MAC, address prior to connecting to the UA network. Register your MAC address.
You must abide by our Acceptable Use Policy.
What if I can't connect?
How can I print?
Wireless printing is available from personal laptops using UAWiFi. See instructions for downloading and installing software which will allow you to send print jobs to the library printers.
You can also print using our loaner laptops.
Last modified: September 14, 2012