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Information Technology

Library Computer Lab

The Library Computer Lab is located across from Circulation as you enter the Library.  In addition to sixteen computers, two laser printers and the Lexis printer are located in the Computer Lab. The Computer Lab is reserved for the exclusive use of current Pace University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

A scanner is available for use in the Computer Lab.

Six public access computers are located on the main floor (level 3) opposite the Reference Desk.  You do not need to log in to these computers.

Laptop computers  

Laptop computers may be used anywhere in the Library. Laptop computers may not be connected to any Law Library printer. Such unauthorized usage will be treated as an abuse of school property and a violation of Pace University's Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology.

Contact Law ITS for assistance in configuring your laptop for use with the Pace wireless network.  Law ITS is located in on the 3rd floor of Aloysia, 914-422-4290.

Wireless network

Wireless network access is available throughout the Library.  Click here to check the availability and status of the wireless network.

Printing  

Networked computers are connected to shared laser printers in the computer lab.  Pace Law School students are credited with $30 for printing per semester (fall, spring and summer).  Students must contact the Office of Student Assistance in order to add money to their printing accounts. Printing costs 6 cents per side of page. More information about printing is available here. Pace Law students have access to a dedicated laser printer provided by Lexis. This printer is located in the Computer Lab. There is no charge for Lexis printing if search results are sent to the dedicated printer.

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law  

All current Pace University School of Law students are issued passwords by LexisNexis and Westlaw, legal research systems for comprehensive research in primary and secondary legal materials from all United States jurisdictions and some foreign jurisdictions as well. Both systems also have large databases of non-law materials. The passwords allow students to access Lexis and Westlaw from any computer with Internet access. Students can also obtain Bloomberg Law passwords directly from Bloomberg.

Use of the Law School's Lexis and Westlaw accounts is explicitly limited to the course-related research of Pace Law students enrolled currently, and full-time law faculty and staff.   Pace's contracts with both Lexis and Westlaw demand prosecution of violators of the academic use clause.

The first-year legal skills program includes training in the use of Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. The Reference Librarians conduct training sessions in the fall and spring semesters for each skills section.  Please contact Cynthia Pittson, Head of Reference Services, for more information.  

Any  Reference Librarian can answer questions about searching Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. At designated times student representatives from all three vendors are available in the Computer Lab for technical assistance. Their names and schedules are posted in the Lab and at the Circulation Desk.