Computers, Printers, Scanners, Copiers


The Information Commons on the first floor of the Hesburgh (main) Library, surrounding the Information Desk, contains a combination of about 75 Macintosh and Windows desktop computers, color and black-and-white printers, scanners and photocopiers. There are areas for group collaboration. Most computers require a Notre Dame NetID in order to log in. Campus visitors may request an account to log in to special “guest access” computers. A few computers (we call them Research Only computers) do not require login, for quick access to Library resources, but access to the network is limited. Computers are also located in each branch library. Learn more.

Several laptop computers are available at the Circulation Desk for short-term check-out to individuals with a valid Notre Dame ID card. Learn more.

Collaborative Mobile Units (CMUs)

The library has several large screen computer display units that can be easily moved anywhere within the library.  Up to four users can connect their laptops to these units to show their desktops to small groups.  The units are available on a first come first served basis. 


Hesburgh Libraries uses the same PrintND (Pharos) system as the OIT Computer Labs. The Hesburgh (main) Library has black-and-white printers located on the first floor, second floor and lower level, and a color printer on the first floor. All of the branch libraries have printers, mostly black-and-white lasers, but some others are available depending on the location. A Notre Dame NetID is required to use PrintND. Learn more.

You can also request printing services through Fed-Ex Office, Lower Level, LaFortune Student Center, phone: 574-631-6671.


If you have your own mobile device, such as a laptop or tablet, both wired and wireless (802.11g, 802.11n) access is available in the Hesburgh Libraries. Campus guests can be sponsored by any faculty, staff or student to have access to the campus wireless network. Learn more.


Copiers are located on the following floors of the Hesburgh (Main) Library:

  • 1st floor - In Reference
  • 2nd floor - East side, past elevator lobby
  • 7th floor - Turn right after exiting the elevator lobby
  • 12th floor - Go straight after exiting the elevator lobby, then turn left at the first aisle. Walk all the way to the far wall, the copier is on your left.

Copies – $0.10 per page, scans to email are free of charge.

Domer Dollars are accepted for payment at the card readers located on the tables next to the copy machines. Notre Dame faculty, staff and students can make deposits to their Domer Dollar account at Deposits may also be made in person at the Card Services Office in the lower level of South Dining Hall.

Visitors – Guest cards for visitors to Notre Dame may be purchased using the card vending machine in the first-floor lobby of the Hesburgh Library.


The four large, overhead self-service scanners are located near the Information Desk on the first floor of the Hesburgh (main) Library. There is no charge for using the scanners. The output formats are JPEG, PDF, TIFF, and PNG. You can e-mail your scanned file or copy it to a flash drive.

Small, desktop flatbed scanners may be checked out at the Circulation Desk and plugged in to any desktop computer or to your own laptop. Learn more.


Seniors writing a thesis and graduate students may rent a lokmobile as long as needed for a one-time $3 fee. They can be requested at the Hesburgh (main) Library Circulation Desk. Learn more.

Visitor Information

We have a page of information specifically for campus visitors who want to use the Hesburgh Libraries.