Computing Services

IALS Library provides a number of desktop PCs for all library users.  All PCs are located on library reading room floors and provide users with access to a number of relevant computer software packages, as well as full access to all online database and electronic resources.

Computers in the IALS Library

There are currently 45 networked computers freely available for use by Library readers.  All PCs have access to the IALS Library catalogue, IALS website and Electronic Law Library.

Computers in IALS Library

Computers in IALS Library

Computers in the electronic legal reserach training unit at IALS Library

Library Concourse

group of computers on the Library concourse on the 4th floor provide access to key electronic legal information services such as BAILII, LexisLibrary, Westlaw UK, Heinonline, Justis, and CD-ROM services as well as E-mail, Internet and wordprocessing programs.

Electronic Legal Research Unit

More networked computers are freely available in a specially designed training room on the 4th floor, accessed from the Library Concourse. These machines have access to BAILII, LexisLibrary, Westlaw UK, Heinonline, Justis, CD-ROM services, E-mail, Internet, wordprocessing programs and the Endnote software tool for bibliographies .

Library Reading Rooms

More networked computers are freely available in each of the reading rooms on the 3rd floor, 2nd floor and floor L2. These machines have access to BAILII, LexisLibrary, Westlaw UK, Heinonline, Justis, CD-ROM services, E-mail, Internet, wordprocessing programs.

Use of Laptops and WiFi Service

Visitors are welcome to bring personal laptop computers to use in the Library at their own risk. Power and data sockets are located beside most tables and in the study carrels on 2nd and 3rd floors for suitably configured equipment. Ethernet cables may be borrowed from the Library Enquiry Desk, 4th floor. A Wireless Internet access service at also freely available at IALS. More about using wireless network at IALS.

View / Download Guide to Electronic Information Resources

View / Download IALS Information Systems Strategy Document (PDF)

Further information on all our services can be found in our research guides section

Page last updated: 18th September 2017