The library has PCs on all three floors of the building and small computer room on the top floor, which can be used by University Staff and Students.You will need your I.T. account username and password to login. Whilst using these PCs you are subject to the University's responsible use regulations. If you need to leave a PC that you have logged into for a short period (e.g. toilet break, to find a book, lunch break) you can lock the computer by holding Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting 'lock'. The PC will only lock for 15 minutes, after which it will automatically log you out, losing any unsaved work, and making the PC available to other users. This procedure has been put in place due to student requests.
The Library has 2 PCs with Assistive Technology on, that have priority use for disabled students, one on the top floor near the lift and the other in Study Room 2.
The University is introducing a new PC
booking system for students in the Library. PCs in other open access
areas (Learning Café, KKB etc), Library study rooms (except Study Room
1) and the Library Training Room are not bookable at this time. The PC
Finder web site and mobile application area can be used to show
availability of computers in these other open access areas and in
teaching rooms across the campus.
Using the booking system you can reserve a
Library PC online, from anywhere, up to a week in advance of when you
want to use it.
A standard session is 3 hours, but you can
extend this if the PC has not been booked by anyone else. Please note
that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your booking, it will be
cancelled and the PC released for others to use.
Print and Photocopier credit
You must pay for any printing that you do from a University PC. It is
automatically paid from your IT account, so you must ensure that your
account has sufficient credit.
There is a credit machine located on the top floor of the library. Press
your student/staff ID card to the card reader pad to log in before
inserting coins into the machine. A list of current prices is displayed
next to the credit machine and on all the printers.
There are also credit machines located in the KKB and Learning Café.
There are 5 printers in the library Print Room, on the top floor of the building. All PCs in the library are able to send items to be printed at any of these printers. The option to select either black & white or colour printing appears on the PCs' print menu. Once you have sent your item(s) to be printed, you will need to take your student/staff ID card to the printer and scan it on the machine's card reader. Three options will appear: 'Copy', 'Secure Print', and 'Scan & Send', of which you should select 'Secure Print'. You can then select the item(s) you wish to print from a list all the documents you have sent to the printer. Documents will only be sent to the printer if you have sufficient print credit on your account. If your work fails to print, but credit has been deducted from your account, please contact the IT helpdesk or visit the helpdesk in MB26.
Printing sent from library PCs may also collect from the printers located in the KKB or Learning Café. If you have printed work from PCs located elsewhere on campus, these documents may also be printed on the machines in the library Print Room.
The printers are multifunctional machines that also have photocopying capabilities. If you wish to photocopy, simply press your student/staff ID card on the machine's card reader to log in, and select the 'Copy' option on screen. Your account will be automatically charged, so please ensure you have sufficient funds.
Photocopying regulations for students
Photocopying regulations for staff
External visitors to the library can also photocopy using these machines, but must first visit the enquiries desk to obtain a visitor's card, onto which they may place 'pay-as-you-go' credit. This credit is non-refundable, so please ensure you only add as much credit as you will use.
If you are able to reclaim the cost of your photocopying, please ask at the IT Helpdesk in MB26.
The printer machines also operate as scanners. Once you have swiped your student/staff ID card on the machine to log on, you can select the 'Scan & Send' option on the screen. Your scanned documents will be sent to your university email account or to any email address you choose to enter on the screen. To scan and send documents is free of charge.
Please note, the PCs are the responsibility of the ITS department. If you encounter any problems with the PCs, scanners or software please ask at the Enquiry Desk, but you may well be asked to go to or contact the IT helpdesk. We regret that library staff are not always able to assist with ITS equipment and problems.