Design Library Spaces & Technology

Research & 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 & 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.

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: The Knight Library Learning Commons Computers lists the software available on Academic Stations.

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, the attractive room with blue walls ;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).


Scanning (no charge)

  • Two Bookeye scanners (digital output in pdf, jpg, png format with different resolution options). Content may be emailed or saved to thumbdrive.
  • Three US Letter/A4 size flatbed scanners. The scanners can also scan slides. Ask for the adaptor at the service desk. Content may be emailed or saved to thumbdrive.
  • Two tabloid/A3 size flatbed scanners. Content may be emailed, saved to thumbdrive, or printed.
  • One 35mm slide scanner. Note: the flatbed scanners can also scan film/slides. Ask for the adaptor 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 copier: 10 cents per copy.
  • Color copier: 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 normally available for purchase at a vending machine in the Knight Library lobby or at the UO Card Office.

Please Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, library services may not be available to non-UO patrons.

All services are ADA-accessible. If you want assistance for any disability related reason, ask at the service desk. Access to adaptive technology is also available in many locations around campus.