Facilities & Equipment

JRR Technology

  • Mac workstations
    • The JRR has 6 Mac work stations for academic use.
    • Software includes both Microsoft Office for Mac and Adobe Creative Suite programs, as well as ability to print.
  • Go-Print Station
    • The JRR has 1 printer available to students, faculty, and staff using the go-print system.

Equipment Rentals

  • Students registered for Journalism classes that require the use of audio/visual equipment may check out materials from the Journalism Reading Room for class-related purposes.
  • The relevant class roster must be submitted to JRR staff before any equipment can be checked out by students.
  • Rentals last from the time of check out until the close of the next business day.
  • Users will be required to sign an equipment checkout contract and confidentiality waiver to use all audio/visual equipment from the JRR. See a copy of the equipment contract and confidentiality waiver in the upper right box.

Connecting to the Internet

Vilas Hall (including the JRR) is a wireless access point, so anyone with a UW NetID may connect to the wireless internet from within the JRR. For instructions on logging into the UW wireless internet, please see this DoIT page on connecting to the wireless network.

Wide screen Monitor

In the Frank Thayer Alcove, there is a wide screen monitor that students, faculty, and staff may use for presentations or meetings. The monitor can be connected to a laptop. Please see the Frank Thayer Alcove page for more information.

Food and Drink Policy

Food and covered drinks are allowed in the JRR, provided patrons take care to contain or clean up any messes and do not disturb other patrons.