Answered By: Amy Wharton
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018     Views: 376

The University, the Law School, and the Library use many computer systems and networks and sometimes these systems require separate and unique user accounts. Here's a guide to some of the most common ones you'll run into in the Law Library.

University Computing Account. This is UVA's main computing account with user IDs based on the user's initials (e.g., mst3k).  The computing ID is typically used with Eservices, Netbadge, Home Directory, and the Lawschool domain (see below).

Lawschool Domain Account.  This is used for logging into the Law School's computer network for access to the LawWeb intranet and networked printing services.  The login is usually your computing ID with a password of your choice.

LawWeb.  LawWeb is an intranet for the exclusive use of law school faculty and students. 

Virgo Account.  Virgo is the main library system for finding and checking out books. Faculty are automatically registered in Virgo (the library's circulation system) and in the InterLibrary Loan system which includes campus-wide delivery. The "Sign In" link at the top of the Virgo screen allows you to log in with Netbadge and then manage your Virgo account: view your current checkouts and due dates, renew items, check the status of Interlibrary loan requests, view overdue notices, etc.

Library Databases. Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. Most library subscriptions to electronic resources are restricted to users on the UVA network and do not require an individual login. Three exceptions are Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. The library establishes Lexis and Westlaw accounts for faculty members but account logins and passwords are maintained by each individual. Faculty members can register themselves for a Bloomberg Law account.

Interlibrary Loan Services. Law School faculty accounts are maintained by the library. Faculty should contact refdesk to place their interlibrary loan requests. 

Photocopying, Printing and Scanning Account. Faculty accounts and billing codes are set up by the Business Office. PIN numbers are created by each faculty member.    

Eservices Account. Eservices is a UVA-wide domain, accessible from most computers on grounds, but not from the Law Library's public computers, which require a Lawschool domain account.

Netbadge Account. Netbadge is a UVA-wide authentication service used to confirm a patron's affiliation with UVA.

UVaAnywhere VPN and EZProxy. There are two options for authorized users to access UVA network services from remote locations. Most library databases are licensed for use on UVA networks only. These services permit access to remote users as if they were on grounds. 

Wireless Account. Wireless access at the Law School is restricted to registered users. Law ITC will assist faculty with wireless setup and registration.