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Computing Guide: How-To

A guide to computing at Berkeley Law.

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Laptop printing is handled by MobilePrint, which does not require any installation or configuration.

Printing from a Laptop or Mobile Device: MobilePrint

  1. Connect to the internet via the campus eduroam wireless network.
  2. Go to in your browser.
  3. Click Login with CalNet.
  4. Sign in with your CalNet username (do not include “”) and passphrase.
  5. Click on the Upload button.
  6. Locate and select the file that you would like to print, then click Open.
  7. Confirm that the file appears in your Job List.
  8. You can select the file to adjust print settings in the lower right corner (number of copies, etc.). Selecting Color will only work if you print from the color printer release station – MobilePrint prints to both queues, but you must release your print job at the correct location to receive a color document instead of a black-and-white one.
    • Likewise, failing to select Color from the MobilePrint interface but printing from the color printer will result in receiving a black-and-white print-out.
  9. You can continue to upload additional files or proceed to a release station to print your submitted document(s). Uploaded files may take a minute to appear at release stations, and will disappear after 6 hours.

Printing from the Computer Lab or Library Public Computers

  1. Open the document, file, or webpage you wish to print.
    • NOTE: If it is an email attachment, bCourses file, or Google Drive file, please download the file first - do not try to print straight from the web browser, as it may not print out correctly.
  2. Go to the File menu and select Print. The print dialogue window will open.
  3. The black-and-white printer (LAW-Pharos-BandW-Queue on PHAROS) is the default printer. To change to another printer, click on the down arrow next to the default printer and a pop-up menu will open showing all of the printers available. (To print in color from the computer lab, select the LAW-Pharos-Color-Queue on PHAROS printer instead. To print to the manual-feed resume printer, choose a lab computer with a MANUAL label on the monitor and select the appropriate printer in the menu.)
  4. Make any necessary changes to the printing options (copies, layout, page range, etc.), then click Print.
  5. A window will pop up prompting for your CalNet Friendly Username and the document name you wish to give this print job. Enter your information and click Print.
  6. Wait a few seconds for the pop-up window to disappear.
  7. You may now proceed to a print release station to retrieve your print job.

Printing (Releasing) a Print Job

When you upload a file to or print anything to LAW-Pharos-BandW-Queue or LAW-Pharos-Color-Queue, your print job enters a "print queue" and you need to "release" the job at one of our print release stations in order to actually print it out. There are release stations located throughout the library; see the Locations tab for more information.

To print out your print job(s) from the queue:

  1. Walk up to a print release station.
  2. If the monitor is dark, jiggle the mouse to wake it up.
  3. Hold your card up and "flash" it in front of the card reader that says TOUCH UCBID and wait for the beep that indicates a successful card authentication.
  4. The screen will show a list of your print jobs. Your print balance is listed in the lower left corner, along with the cost of the currently selected job.
  5. Select your print job(s) and click Print. Your print job(s) will come out of the printer next to the release station.

If you are in the computer lab and are printing to the manual feed printer, your document will start printing immediately, provided you have the funds to pay for the print job.


The various touchscreen scanning systems in the law library and computer lab are very easy to use and allow you to scan books and documents. If the screen is dark when you walk up to one, touch the screen to wake it up. Then simply follow the on-screen prompts.

You can email scans to yourself, save them to Google Documents, save them to USB, or print them out using your standard print allotment (essentially allowing you to make a copy).

If you encounter difficulties using these systems, please speak to a lab tech or computing staff member.

Help & Support

Email computing staff at

Chat with computing staff HERE during remote support hours.

Walk-in support available in the LL131 computer lab (labtechs).

Lab Hours

The computer lab is open (to Berkeley Law students only) whenever the Law Library is open (but not during the Main Reading Room-only hours). Please consult our hours here or reach out to us through email or chat for technical assistance.