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Use My Laptop

Please note: Most of the information below applies to student, faculty or staff member at the University of Maryland, College Park. If you are a guest, please see the Guest Access section below.

Printing wirelessly to library printers

(You must be logged in to the University's wireless network - see above - in order to print wirelessly)

  • Start at Printing from your personal computer
  • Print from your laptop to any library printer, from anywhere on the campus network (e.g.,. department, dorm room, etc).
  • Don't delay. You must pick up your print job in a library within 2 hours of sending it or your request will be dropped (deleted) from the print server.

Connecting to the campus wireless network

  • Login to the campus network.
  • Login using your University Directory ID and password (required).
  • 'umd-secure' is the recommended and safest wireless connection for students, faculty & staff.
  • Guide to the University's wireless network

eduroam

  • What is eduroam? eduroam is a secure service that allows students to have access to wireless internet when visiting participating institutions by using their student ID and password from their home institution.
  • Which USMAI and other local schools participate in eduroam? UMD, UMUC, UMB, UMBC, Towson, Morgan State, and Georgetown all participate in eduroam. 
  • For more information about participating schools, visit the eduroam site.
  • For more information about eduroam at UMD, visit the IT's eduroam list of guides.

Guest Access

  • Guests to the library can register for 24 hour guest access accounts through the umd-guest wireless network.
  • Library staff do not sponsor Guest Wireless Accounts. If you are unable to connect to the umd-guest wireless network, please use the public computers available in all campus Libraries.
  • Other University faculty and staff may provide Sponsored Accounts if they agree to do so.

Security and your laptop

  • It only takes a minute for a thief to strike!
  • Avoid being a crime statistic. Do not leave your laptop unattended.
  • All campus buildings are public spaces, even the Libraries, so be vigilant about guarding the safety of your personal belongings.

Getting a wired connection

Need help with your wireless or wired connection?

  • Visit Terrapin Tech located in 1221 McKeldin for in-person tech support.
  • Call 301-405-1500, the Division of Information Technology Service Desk

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):