Order Computers and Software

Law IT assists faculty and staff with the purchase of computers, peripherals, and software at Columbia Law School.



We also work closely with any member of the Law School community who requests software or hardware that is specialized (ADA-related) or accessible.

Helpdesk team ensures that purchases are tested and working, properly configured, and registered for inventory and remote management.

The University has agreements with AppleDellHewlett-PackardCompaq, and MRA International for the purchase of computers, and CDW·G and GovConnection for the purchase of peripherals and software.

Please submit all purchase requests to the Helpdesk. 

Key points regarding purchase requests

  • All purchase requests must be submitted to the Helpdesk for the purposes of inventory and remote management.
  • Do NOT purchase computers and peripherals using a University Procurement Card (P-Card).
  • Do NOT purchase enterprise-level software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud) using a P-Card.
  • Purchase requests for computers will be reviewed by the Chief Technology Officer to ensure that specifications meet the needs of faculty and staff.

Should you have questions about computers, peripherals, and software, please contact us or visit the walk-in Helpdesk in JG 131—our staff are readily available for consultation.

Please, direct questions about invoices and purchase orders to the Business Office.

Discounts on personal purchases for faculty and staff

As employees of Columbia University, faculty and staff can claim discounts on personal purchases of computers and software.

Learn more about computer discounts at Columbia University