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Room and Computer Bookings

Bookable computers

There are bookable PCs and Macs throughout the Library. 

The key points to remember are:

    • Each booking can be up to 4 hours long
    • You can have up to 5 bookings at any one time
    • You can book up to 14 days in advance
    • You must log-on within 15 minutes of your booking start time, or you will lose the booking

Consult our Booking guide for an overview of the booking process and the Booking FAQs for more details.

You can still use computers in this area without booking, but be aware that they might be booked by someone else, and you will only be able to use them until that booking starts. Check the screen before logging in to see how long a computer is available for.

Walk-up computers

Most computers in the library are currently available for walk-up only use, and you should be able to use these computers much as you did before the introduction of MyPC.

Consult the FAQs for details.

You can check the availability of computers in all areas of the library.

Guide to Locations

The table below details the locations in the library and the type/number of computers there. 

Location name

Map  

Resource type

Study type1

No. of computers

Location code2

Bookable

Lower Ground Floor (01-28)

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Apple Macs

Group

26

B1

No

Lower Ground Floor (29-36)

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Apple Macs

Group

7

B1

Yes

Ground Floor: Quick Access

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Windows PCs (15 minute limit)

Quick Access

2

01

No

Ground Floor: Front

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Windows PCs

Group

18

01

No

Ground Floor: Rear

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Windows PCs

Silent

74

02

No

First Floor: Front

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Windows PCs

Quiet

8

11

No

First Floor: Rear

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Windows PCs

Quiet

23

12

No

First Floor: Dual Monitors

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Windows PCs (with 2 monitors)

Quiet

7

12

Yes

Second Floor: Front

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Windows PCs

Group

32

21

No

Second Floor: Rear (Macs 01-42)

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Apple Macs

Group

42

22

No

Second Floor: Rear (Macs 43-56)

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Apple Macs

Group

14

22

Yes

Second Floor: Rear

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Windows PCs

Group

70

23

No

Second Floor: Rear

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Specialist PCs

Group

16

24

Yes3

Third Floor: Group

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Windows PCs

Group

49

31

Yes

Third Floor: Quiet

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Windows PCs

Quiet

15

32

Yes

More details on types of study area are available on the Library Portal.

2 The location code is the first two digits of the resource number for any computer booking you make. So resource number 3201 is computer 01 in area 32, which is the Third Floor : Group Study area. This number corresponds to the number on the stickers on the desk and computer.

3 The PCs in this area are able to run specialist software. Please do not book or use these PCs unless you need to use this software. You may be asked to move to another computer if these PCs are in demand and you do not need the specialist software.