Get to Know Your Libraries

Computers and Technology

University Libraries provides access to both PC and Mac desktop computers. Use the Computer Finder to locate an open work station. A current UNM NetID is required to log in to most library computers. Work stations are loaded with MS Office applications and most other standard software.

Machines in the Centennial Science and Engineering Library and the Fine Arts and Design Library also offer access to specialized software for science, math, music, game development, and more. Browse our libraries' available software titles or search for a specific application on the Software & Applications page of the library website. 

Check out a laptop (along with a mouse, power cord and Ethernet cable) at each of the three library service desks with a valid LoboID. Laptops may be checked out for 3 hours at a time and must remain in the building. 

Free wireless internet service is available in library buildings through Lobo Wifi. Don't forget you can print wirelessly from your personal devices if you download the appropriate driver

More detailed information about the library's computer services is available on the library's website. 

Print, Scan, Copy

The University of New Mexico partners with Wepa, to provide cloud based printing services on campus.

  • Black & White:  $0.06 for single-sided, and $0.10 for double-sided prints.
  • Color: $0.25 for a single-sided, and $0.35 for double-sided prints.

You can add money for copying and printing multiple ways:

  • Use the black Cash-2-Card terminal in the Learning Commons to add cash to a LoboCard or a LoboCash card.
  • Make a LoboCash quick deposit online or by visiting the LoboCard office in the Student Union.
  • View account balance and deposit funds to print vendor Wepa via PayPal or using a credit/debit card on the Wēpa website.

For more information, visit  Need help?  Wepa Support (Web) • 1-800-675-7639 (5AM — 5PM MST)

Scanning is always free, and the libraries have multiple different types of scanners available at different locations. 

Borrow a flash drive, or bring your own for file transfer.  flash driveVisit the Computers and Printing page on the library website for more information. 

Study Spaces

The Libraries have different types of study spaces, ranging from quiet places to work alone, to lively, even NOISY places where you can work in groups. We recommend visiting each of the three main campus libraries at least once to see what they have to offer and to help you decide on your personal favorite study space. 

You can also reserve group study rooms online. Many study rooms have flat panel screens useful for collaboration or practicing presentations. Visit the Rooms and Spaces page on the library website for more information. 

How do I reserve a study room?

  • Start on the Reserve a Room section pf the library website. 
  • Select the library, date, time, and specific room you want.
  • Hit submit, enter your information and click "submit my booking."
  • You should receive a confirmation email.

I Didn't Know the Library Does That!

Students are often surprised at the many unexpected ways that libraries can make their lives easier. Did you know that you can:

  • Read course reserves (i.e., special materials your professor puts on hold at a library for members of your class)
  • Borrow headphones or a charger
  • Reserve a locker
  • Check out calculators, cameras, tripods, virtual reality gear, and many other types of equipment
  • Use anatomy models and molecular model kits
  • Play media (such as LPs & 45s, cassette tapes, VHS, DVDs and Blu Rays) on library computers or Listen & View stations
  • Archive your most important works of scholarship in the digital repository
  • Attend special events
  • Get help learning research skills to keep you organized and efficient

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