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  • There are two document scanners from Scannx located in the Print Center. These scanners allow for quick and easy transfer from print to electronic format. They also include an email application for convenient sharing among you and your colleagues.

Printing & Wireless Printing

Please visit the Information Technology page for extensive information on printing in the Center. If you have difficulty setting up print privileges, Pharos system, print quota, changing settings on your device (like "double-sided"), or any printer/software issues, please contact Mark Dunn at Law IT, or visit Law IT on the 3rd Floor of the Law School Faculty Suites.

Regular 8.5" X 11" Double sided: When printing regular 8.5" X 11", and you would like your print job to be double-sided, go into your print dialogue box, on your machine (laptop, pc, device, etc. ..). Select "double sided" from the settings, before sending the job through Pharos.

Legal Size Paper (and double-sided) Printing: Printer trays are NOT stocked with legal size paper. If you need legal size paper, please inquire at the Information desk. NOTE: You will need to feed legal size (or any paper larger than 8.5" X 11"), through "Tray 1", located on the right side of each printer.

The printers in Room 218B and Room 117, do NOT print "legal size" paper, or larger, double-sided, automatically. However, it can be accomplished manually, on a limited page basis. For instance, if you need to print a double-sided, legal size (or larger format) document, you can do so manually by the following steps:

1.  Ask for several pages of legal size paper at the information desk (it might take a few test runs to get the output to your desired expectations, so grab a couple extra sheets).

2. Once you've edited/finalized your document, go to the "size" tab in Word, or other app, and select legal size paper (or other desired size).

3. Go into your print dialogue box, on your machine (laptop, pc, device, etc. ..). Select "double sided", if so desired.

4. Click "Printer Properties", and select "Tray 1", before clicking the "Print" button.

5. Release the print job via Pharos system.

6. Open "Tray 1", located on the right side of the printer, and place your legal size (or larger) paper in position, to feed into the printer. Click "OK", on small touch screen located on front of the printer

COLOR PRINTING AVAILABLE AT GUMBERG LIBRARY: The Law Library (DCLI) printers are not capable of color printing. Please visit Gumberg Library, located across the street from the Law Library, for basic color printing. Please note: Gumberg charges a fee for color printing. If you need to print different size documents (i.e. legal size paper), in color, you'll need to make arrangements with a commercial print service. Please visit the following guide with detailed information about color printing and copying at Gumberg Library:

The DCLIBeat Electronic Newsletter

  • The DCLIBeat electronic newsletter provides information about the Center's resources and services. It is regularly distributed to the law school community.
  • Chuck Sprowls edits the newsletter; please contact him to provide feedback or suggestions.

Research for Law Practice Class

  • The law library hosts a one-credit, pass-fail advanced legal research course.
  • This course uses an asynchronous online format.
  • Topics covered include primary and secondary legal resources, developing an appropriate research strategy, and advanced searching skills.
  • Students gain exposure to the use of both litigation and transactional practice materials, current awareness and alerting services, free internet resources, and emerging technologies such as legal analytics.
  • The emphasis of the class is on an in-depth understanding of resources that are available on Westlaw and Lexis+; however, students will learn to use other electronic research products like HeinOnline, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Contact Chuck Sprowls with any questions about the Research for Law Practice course. 

Course Reserve Text Books

The center Maintains a reserve collection of course text books. You can search for course reserve books in SOLCAT. Reserve Books may be checked out for two hours, and used within the library only. You can search for course reserve books by instructor name or by course name.

PLEASE NOTE: Past exams and other photocopy material are not part of the reserves collection.

  •  Instructors need to utilize Blackboard, or other courseware, to share past exams, readings, and other material with their students.

  •  Instructors, please see the administrative assistant, on your office floor, for assistance with past exams, readings or other material for your Blackboard site(s).

  •  Instructors should consult the Law IT department (via email for assistance with posting course material to your Blackboard site.

Anyone with questions about course text books on reserve should contact Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133).

Online Reservation System Policy for Group Study Rooms


The Center for Legal Information (DCLI) hosts an online booking system for the group study rooms. There is a total of 17 Study Rooms available. This includes 6 Study Rooms in the Locker Room area (1st Floor of the Law School - Not in the Law Library), and 11 DCLI Study Rooms (Ground Floor of the Law Library). The link to the Reservation System is available on the DCLI Homepage, or directly here:

Please be considerate when using all Study Rooms, especially concerning noise. The rooms are not soundproof, and your fellow students in neighboring rooms, as well as students studying in nearby DCLI open areas, will be negatively impacted by any excessive noise you generate. In other words, for the sake of your fellow Law Students, please keep noise down to a minimum while using the Study Rooms. Also, when finished with a room, please leave it in usable condition for the next group. This means gather up any trash, or other loose items, and take it with you upon exit. This especially pertains to any perishable food items, or other items, that may result in rotten or offensive odors. Your fellow students appreciate your help, consideration, and courtesy while using these shared, community resources.

DCLI bears no responsibility for any objects you leave unattended!

Terms and Conditions:
1. Rooms can be reserved up to five days in advance.
2. Rooms are available to law students, staff, and faculty only.
3. Rooms can be reserved in a single four-hour block; each user is limited to a single four-hour booking per day across all rooms.
4. The maximum amount of time that a group can reserve across all study rooms is four hours per day. If the Center's staff notices that one group is clearly monopolizing a room by having different group members sign up for time slots, we reserve the right to honor the first four hours of reservations and open up the remaining hours.
5. If a room is not reserved, it is available on a first come/first served basis. (We recommend you still make a reservation, at that point, to avoid the possibility of another student making a reservation in the meantime, resulting in potential loss of the space. In other words, the online reservation takes precedence over physical occupancy.)
6. The system will send an email confirmation. That is your proof of reservation.
7. A group that is more than 15 minutes late will be deemed to have surrendered its reservation.
8. There are no key checkouts. Please do not lock doors. Doors must remain unlocked.
9. Please do not leave your belongings unattended (backpacks, laptops, valuables, etc.) in the Study Rooms. DCLI is not responsible for lost or stolen items left unattended.

Where to locate Study Rooms (i.e. two Locations)

Location #1: Locker Room Area, on 1st Floor of Law School (Outside of the Law Library)

Directions - How to get there? Take the stairs, from the Main Entrance Floor area of the Law School, one level down, to the Locker Room Area (i.e. not in the Law Library). Notice the following room number sign designations, around the perimeter of the Locker Room Area:

Room 102, Room 103, Room 104, Room 105, Room 106, and Room 107

(Photos Below: The Location of the Study Rooms 102 - 107, in the 1st Floor Locker Room Area of the Law School. Note these Study Rooms are not located in the Law Library.)

Study Room Location Locker Room Area, Picture 1Study Room Location Locker Room Area, Picture 2

Where to locate Study Rooms (i.e. two Locations), continued. ..

Location #2: Ground Floor of the Law Library

Directions - How to get there? Once inside the Law Library entrance floor (2nd Floor), take the stairs, or elevator, two levels down to the "Ground Floor". When you visit the Ground Floor, notice the following room number sign designations around the perimeter of the Ground Floor:

Room G1A, Room G8, Room G9, Room G10, Room G11, Room G12, Room G23, Room G24, Room G25, Room G26, and Room G27 

Below "Ground Floor Map" link, illustrates study room locations along the perimeter of the floor:

  Ground Floor Map

Study Room Location Ground Floor of Law Library

For more Study Room information or guidance, please choose the following options: Visit the "Book a Study Room" link from the DCLI Homepage, prepared LibGuide on DCLI Study Rooms, the Student Services page of the DCLI Web Site, stop by the Law Library (DCLI) Information Desk, call 412.396.5017, or contact our chat service at

Don't hesitate to visit or contact, we are happy to assist!