IT Facilities in the Library
For help with using IT services at the University, such as UniMail, UniLearn, WiFi, and changing your password, please see the Computing Services help pages:
Computers and Laptops
There are more than 500 computers, including over 60 Macs, available in the Library and the 24/7 Computer Suite (in the Schwann building, entrance between the Amazon lockers and Santander bank).
To enable essential maintenance to the electric supply, the Schwann Building will be closed on Monday 26th August. The 24/7 PC Rooms (SB4/07 & SB4/08) will be unavailable between 6:00am and 6:00pm on that day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
If you're looking to use a computer right now, you can check the current availability.
Booking is not required to use a computer in the library, just come along any time we're open and use whichever computer is free.
The Library has 100+ laptops available to borrow from the self-service lockers outside of the library entrance. You can borrow a laptop for up to 48 hours. Laptops cannot be renewed, or booked in advance.
Printers and Photocopiers
Our combination printers, photocopiers and scanners are on every floor of the Library, and in the 24/7 rooms. The Library printers print up to A3 size. If you would need specialist printing (e.g. posters, business cards or fliers, or binding your dissertation), please see Printing Services.
When you print from any computer in the Library or 24/7 room, your work is held in a queue. You can then go to any printer within the Library and release your work so that it prints while you are there to collect it.
To release the work hold your ID card against the front of the printer, then select Print from the touchscreen and tap the name of the document(s) you have sent to print.
If you haven't previously used your card on one of our devices, you will have to enter your username and password. You will be prompted to do this when you scan your card.
You can also photocopy from the same machines: log in by holding your ID card against the front, then select Copy from the menu and follow the on-screen instructions.
A4 desktop scanners are available on each floor and A3 scanners are available on floor 3. The scanning service is free of charge to staff and students.
You can also use our Scan to Email service which is available from each of the printers within the Library. You may find these help sheets useful: