Design Library Spaces and Equipment

Research and Study Spaces | Computer Workstations | Printers, Scanners, Copiers | Duck Bucks

The Design Library occupies three floors of the south end of Lawrence Hall. Consult the library's floor plans (Adobe PDF) to identify spaces for collections, services, and study.

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Research and Study Spaces

The Design Library has a rich variety of seating spaces including three reading rooms, group study spaces, a current periodicals room, as well as individual carrel seating throughout the building. Whiteboards are located throughout the library.

Rooms that Can be Reserved

Design Library Student Collaboration Room (LA302)

Group Study Room (LA301)

Computer Workstations

The Design Library provides 25 public workstations with differing software capabilities. Priority use of library computers is for work associated to UO research and coursework.

  • Internet Kiosks - Four workstations (called Internet Kiosks) provide web access to the full extent of the UO Libraries' online system including databases. No login is required for Internet Kiosk computers.
  • Academic Stations - UO log-in required. Twenty-one workstations (called Academic Stations) provide a wide range of productivity software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. These machines, available in Windows and Mac platforms, also provide email and other internet access, as well as use of CDs, DVDs, and software.
  • Software - There are two lists of software available on academic workstations. They all have everything in the general profile, and also a set of design-specific applications.

Printers, Scanners, Copiers

The Design Library has printer/copiers and scanners to facilitate research and instruction. Printing from the computer workstations is directed to the Design Library Output Room located adjacent to the library's service desk. A Duck Bucks account is required to use the printer/copiers. Users of library copiers, scanners, and computers are responsible for ensuring that their use conforms to United States Copyright Law (Title 17 US Code).


  • Black & White printing - Cost is 10 cents per page (sheet of paper, even if both sides have printing) for 8.5x11 in.; 20 cents per page for 11x17 in.
  • Color Printing - Cost is 25 cents per side (each side that has printing on it) for 8.5x11 in. print or 50 cents per side for 11x17 in. print.
  • Print from your laptop - Consult the instructions for laptop printing.
  • Print using the College of Design Output Room. See instructions for Submitting Jobs for Print to the College of Design Output Room.

Scanning (no charge)

  • Two Bookeye scanners (digital output in pdf, jpg, png format with different resolution options). Content may be emailed or saved to thumb drive.
  • Three US Letter/A4 size flatbed scanners. The scanners can also scan slides. Ask for the adapter at the service desk. Content may be emailed or saved to thumb drive.
  • Two tabloid/A3 size flatbed scanners. Content may be emailed, saved to thumb drive, or printed.
  • One 35mm slide scanner. Note: the flatbed scanners can also scan film/slides. Ask for the adapter at the service desk.
  • Three printer/copiers. The printer/copiers can make scans at no charge. However, a Duck Bucks card with a balance is required to activate the scan.


All photocopiers require Duck Bucks cards for payment. Prices are as follows:

  • Black & White Copies - 10 cents per copy.
  • Color Copies - 25 cents per 8.5x11 in. copy; 50 cents per 11x17 in. copy.

Duck Bucks

UO students, staff, and faculty: Duck Bucks uses the UO Card (Photo ID) as a debit card for printing and copying. All UO students, faculty, and staff have pre-established Duck Bucks accounts. Use of this service requires first making a deposit into the account. UO students, faculty, and staff can add funds to Duck Bucks accounts via Duckweb look for the "QuickPay" option in the Student Menu or Employee Information. Money can also be added at Lawrence Hall's iconic Hearth Cafe down the hall from the Design Library.

Non-UO patrons: Duck Bucks accounts are normally also available for non-UO patrons. Cards are available for purchase at a vending machine in the Knight Library lobby or at the UO Card Office. Please ask at the desk if you are struggling.

If you want assistance or accommodation for any disability related reason, ask at the service desk. We are interested in determining how to meet your needs. Access to adaptive technology is also available in many locations around campus.