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Using the library

IT Facilities

There are 250 PCs available in the Library with the majority of these located on the upper floors. The Library also has a wireless network throughout the building so you can connect to the University's network from your laptop or mobile device. You can check PC availability in the Library and across campus below.

Short stay PCs

There are a number of PCs in the Library that are designated for short stay use so are ideal when you need to quickly print a document or check your email. These PCs are usually located next to Library Catalogue PCs or near to a printer. After twenty minutes of use the PC will automatically log you out and you will be unable to use the same PC for the next hour.

PC Clinic

For help with IT and support for your personal computer visit the PC Clinic on level 3. Staff from the University IT Services Team can fix your HallNet or Wi-Fi connection problems, help connect your device to our network printers, or set up your network filestore.

PC Clinic general opening hours:

Term time:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m 

Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m 

Out of term time:

Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saving your work

Please remember to save your work on a regular basis. Work can be saved to:

  • OneDrive
  • a USB device such as a memory stick or external hard drive

You should avoid saving work to the PC desktop as any files created there will be erased when the PC is next used.

Frequently asked questions about IT facilities

Q: Where can I get help on using software?

Many programs have built-in online help but you can also try searching Library Catalogue Plus for any manuals or guides that the Library may have in stock.

Q: Do visitors have access to Library PCs?

There are a small number of guest accounts available for visitors that you can apply for at the Library Help Desk. You will need to be over 18 years of age, have some form of photo identification and sign the acceptable use form. See further information about our walk-in user scheme.