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Wireless Connections in the Campus Library

University of Washington wireless network - Connect your personal laptop or other device to the Internet via the University of Washington wireless access network, available in the Campus Library and all UW Bothell buildings. Current Cascadia students, staff, and faculty are eligible for a UW NetID of their own, and for non-affiliated visitors, Library staff members can assign temporary UW NetIDs for the purpose of accessing the University of Washington wireless network.  For more information about connecting to the University of Washington wireless network, please see Using Wi-Fi at the UW.

Cascadia College wireless network - Connect your personal laptop or other device to the Internet via the Cascadia wireless access network, only available at Cascadia College, in the CC1, CC2, and CC3 buildings..  For more information about connecting to the Cascadia wireless network, please visit the Open Learning Center in CC2-060, or the Cascadia Computing Services page.

Eduroam wireless network - Eduroam (‘education roaming’) is a free, secure, wireless network that allows users (researchers, teachers, students, staff) from the UW to securely access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution. Please visit Eduroam for more information.

Accessing your network fileshare

UW Students:

University of Washington students have several online storage options when saving files to the cloud, as well as their UW fileshare, which is mapped as their U: drive whenever logged onto a UW-owned campus computer that is properly configured and connected to the University of Washington network on campus.

To connect from off-campus, you can either add the web-based fileshare as a network place, or a mapped drive depending on your Operating System.

When prompted by a Windows Security window, enter your user name in the form netid\your uwnetid, and enter the correct password. 

Cascadia Students:

Log in to Campus Library computers using your Cascadia Network Account:

  1. Login with your Cascadia Network Account username and password. (Username is your full email address:
  2. Press the Windows Button and the R key simultaneously
  3. Type or copy and paste \\homedir\cascadiausername (change cascadiausername to your Cascadia Network Account username) in the space next to Open: in the Run window and then click the OK button. 
  4. You may be prompted to authenticate with your Cascadia Network Account credentials a second time.

All Cascadia Students can save files to their CC fileshare when it is mapped as their H: drive when they use their Cascadia Network Account to log onto computers in Cascadia buildings. Cascadia students can access this fileshare wirelessly, or from off-campus using the instructions on the Cascadia website.

Not affiliated with the University of Washington or Cascadia College?

  • You can still email files to yourself, effectively storing them at your email provider, or use a web-based file storage service.

  • You can ask staff at the desk on the first floor about getting a temporary wireless NetID that allows you to use the University of Washington wireless network.

  • Anyone can use the fee-for-print system in the Library by purchasing a Dawg Prints Card (not required if you have a Husky Card.)


ALL USERS should read and understand the guidelines for appropriate use of UW computing and networking resources.

Ethernet connection

To connect your personal laptop or other device to the Internet in the Campus Library, use the wireless network "University of Washington"  If you don't have a wireless connection, you may find a table with an available network cable (pictured here), but please DO NOT unplug Library computers or Library Printers to use their Ethernet connections!  This will negatively impact the use of those resources for others and may result in disciplinary actions!

Did you know...

If you are able to use the University of Washington wireless network at the UWB/CC Campus Library, you can also use it all over the UW Seattle campus!

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