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

Electronic Legal Research Unit

Networked computers are freely available in the training room on the 5th floor. 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, 2nd floor. A Wireless Internet access service at also freely available at IALS. More about using wireless network at IALS.

You can also print from your own device at IALS. Windows laptop users will need to download the Papercut Mobility Printing software and Android users will need the Papercut Mobility Print app available from Google Play Store. Apple devices don't need any special software. More about printing from your own device 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: 11th October 2018