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Study space and Computer Bookings

Library Computers

The library has over 400 PCs and Macs that are available for student and staff use. The majority of these computers are available on a 'walk-up' basis, with no need to book in advance.

To support students and staff who may wish to continue to work in a bookable, socially distanced area, a limited number of socially distanced computers on Floor 0A of the library will be available for such use.  To use these computers, we recommend that you should pre-book via the computer booking system. For information on how to book, see our booking guide.

In order to help prevent the spread of virus infection please wipe down any keyboards, mice, desk surfaces and chair each time you use them.  Cleaning materials are supplied on each floor.  

Booking FAQs

For how long can I book a computer?

You can book from a minimum of fifteen minutes to a maximum of four hours. At any one time you can have up to five advance bookings.

How far in advance can I book a computer?

You can book up to fourteen days in advance.

Can I cancel a booking?

Yes, please do delete any bookings you will not use. You can do this via the 'My Bookings' menu on MyPC.

What if I have forgotten which computer I have booked?

Check your email for a booking receipt, or log in to MyPC to see your current bookings. The four digit computer name (e.g. 3201) corresponds to the label on the computers and desks.

What happens if I am late for my booking?

If you do not log in to the computer you have booked within 15 minutes of the start period, then the booking will be canceled.

What happens at the end of my booked time?

If no one else has booked the machine you are using, you will be given the option to extend your booking for an hour. You can extend multiple times. If you don’t extend the booking, you will be automatically logged off. You will receive warnings 20, 10, and 5 minutes before the end of your session.

Will I lose my work if I haven’t saved it and I am automatically logged off?

Yes, you will need to save your work as the end of your session approaches. It is good practice to save your work regularly anyway, as a precaution against the computer crashing, power failure etc.

Can I make a booking for someone else?

No. You can only book for yourself, and only you will be able log-on to a computer you have booked. In certain circumstances where a user is unable to make a booking, learning technology staff may be able to book on their behalf. Please contact LT.help@solent.ac.uk if this applies to you.

Guide to Locations

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

Location name

Resource type

Study type

No. of computers

Location code

Bookable

Lower Ground Floor (01-28)

Apple Macs

Group

33

B1

No

Ground Floor: Quick Access

Windows PCs (15 minute limit)

Quick Access

2

01

No

Ground Floor: Front

Windows PCs

Group

18

01

No

Ground Floor: Rear

Windows PCs (and a few Macs)

Socially Distanced

74

02

Yes

First Floor: Front

Windows PCs

Quiet

8

11

No

First Floor: Rear

Windows PCs (and a few Macs)

Quiet

23

12

No

First Floor: Dual Monitors

Windows PCs (with 2 monitors)

Quiet

7

12

No

Second Floor: Front

Windows PCs

Group

32

21

No

Second Floor: Rear 

Apple Macs

Group

56

22

No

Second Floor: Rear

Windows PCs

Group

70

23

No

Third Floor: Group

Windows PCs

Group

49

31

No

Third Floor: Quiet

Windows PCs

Quiet

15

32

No

 

The sections below show in which areas specific software is available. Alternatively, you can view the information in the following document:

Software List: A to M (and 0 to 9)

Software beginning with 0 to 9

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
3D Coat No areas Areas 12, 24
3DF Zephyr No areas Area 24
7-Zip File Manager No areas Areas 12, 24

Software beginning with Adobe

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC All areas All areas
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC All areas All areas
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Animate CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Audition CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe Bridge CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CC All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Extension Manager CC All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Fuse (was Mixamo) All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Gaming SDK All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe InCopy CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe InDesign CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe Lightroom CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Media Encoder CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Muse CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 All areas All areas
Adobe Prelude CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Scout CC All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe Speedgrade CC 2018 All areas Areas 12, 24, 31, 32
Adobe XD CC 2018 No areas All areas

Software beginning with A

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
AFMG Soundflow No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
AFMG Speakerlab No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
Amazon Lumberyard No areas Area 24
Android Samsung Device Drivers No areas Areas 02, 24, 31
Android SDK No areas Areas 02, 24, 31
Android Studio No areas Areas 02, 31
Ansys CDFM Fluid Modelling No areas Area 23
Apple Creativity (now called iLife) All areas No areas
Apple Productivity (now called iWork) All areas No areas
Arduino IDE No areas Areas 02, 23, 31, 32
Audacity All areas No areas
Autodesk 3DS Max No areas Areas 12, 24
Autodesk AutoCAD No areas Areas 12, 23
Autodesk MatchMover No areas Areas 12, 24
Autodesk Maya and Mental Ray No areas Areas 12, 24
Autodesk Mudbox No areas Areas 12, 24
Autodesk Navisworks No areas Area 12
Autodesk Revit No areas Area 12
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro No areas Areas 12, 23, 24
Autograph No areas Area 23
Avid iNews All areas No areas
Avid Sibelius No areas Areas 23, 31, 32

Software beginning with B

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Bentley Maxsurf No areas Area 23
Bioware No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Blender No areas Areas 12, 23, 24
Blitzmax No areas Area 24
BlueBeam Revu Extreme No areas Area 12
Bongo No areas Area 23
Brackets (not used for teaching) No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with C

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
CadnaA No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
Caffeine All areas No areas
Catapult Sprint No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
CATT-Acoustic No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
CES Edupack No areas Area 23
Cisco Packet Tracer No areas Areas 02, 23, 31
CLIPS No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
CostX No areas Areas 12, 23
Cricket Statz No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Csound No areas All areas

Software beginning with D

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Dartfish No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Defold No areas Area 24
Dia (not used for teaching) No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
DirectX 11 No areas Area 24
DirectX 12 No areas Area 24

Software beginning with E

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
EASE - Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
Eclipse Mars 2 No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Electronics Feedback Software No areas Area 23
Epic Games Launcher for Unreal Engine No areas Areas 12, 24

Software beginning with F

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
FileZilla All areas All areas
final cut pro Area B1 No areas
Firefox No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Flamingo No areas Area 23
Flipbook Pro No areas Areas 12, 24
FPGA (extension to NI MultiSim) No areas Area 23
FSAP No areas Area 12
Fusion No areas Area 24

Software beginning with G

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
GameMaker No areas Area 24
Git No areas Areas 02, 24, 31, 32
GitHub Desktop No areas Areas 02, 24, 31, 32
GitHub Large File Storage No areas Areas 02, 24, 31, 32
GNU Octave No areas Area 23
Godot Engine No areas Area 24
Google Chrome x86 No areas All areas
Google Earth No areas All areas
Google USB Driver No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with H

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Handbrake All areas No areas

Software beginning with I

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
iBook Author All areas No areas
ImageMagicK No areas Area 23
Inspiration No areas All areas
Intel HAXM No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
InVision Studio No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with J

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Java RE No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
JavaFX Scene Builder Gluon No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
JDK 8 No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with K

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Kerkythea No areas Area 12
Krita No areas Area 24

Software beginning with L

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
LAPS No areas All areas
Loadmaster Install (Tanker, Bulk and Container packages) No areas Area 23
LTspice XVII No areas Area 23
Lumion 6 (Free version not Pro) No areas Area 12

Software beginning with M

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Mari for Nuke No areas Area 24
Mathematics add-in for Word No areas Area 23
MathType No areas Area 23
MATLAB No areas Area 23
MDSolids No areas Area 23
Mesh Lab (for Sculptris) No areas Area 24
MiKTeX No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Miktex Latex No areas All areas
Modo for Nuke No areas Area 24
MonkeyJam No areas Areas 12, 24
Movie Maker No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32

Software List: N to Z

Software beginning with N

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Natron Compositing No areas Area 24
Netbeans No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Nexus No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
NI Elvis No areas Area 23
NI Labview No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
NI Multisim No areas Area 23
Notepad++ No areas All areas
NTi XL2 Projector No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
Nuke Studio No areas No areas
Nutritics No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop No areas Area 24
Nvivo No areas All areas

Software beginning with O

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
OBS Studio No areas Areas 12, 24
Office 2016 All areas All areas
OpenGL No areas Area 24
Orange No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with P

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Panda3D Runtime No areas Area 24
Panda3D SDK No areas Area 24
Papagayo No areas Areas 12, 24
PAST No areas Area 23
Penguin No areas Area 23
Physx 3DS Max Plugin No areas Area 24
Plastic Animation Paper No areas Areas 12, 24
PneuAlpha No areas Area 23
Preform All areas No areas
Pro Analyst Client No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Project 2016 No areas All areas
PS4 SDK No areas Area 24
PSpice No areas Area 23
PureData No areas All areas
PureRef No areas Area 24
PuTTY No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
PyGame No areas Area 24
Python 2.7 No areas Area 24
Python 3 No areas Area 24

Software beginning with Q

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
QGIS No areas Area 23
Quartus Prime Lite Edition No areas Area 23

Software beginning with R

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
R No areas Area 23
Read and Write No areas All areas
Reaper No areas Area 23
Rhino No areas Area 23
Riverbed No areas Areas 02, 31

Software beginning with S

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Safari All areas No areas
Sage 50 Accounts No areas Areas 02, 11, 21, 23, 31, 32
SAS No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Sculptris No areas Areas 12, 24
Sefaira Architecture No areas Area 12
Simulink for MATLAB No areas Area 23
SimVenture Classic No areas Areas 02, 11, 21, 23, 31, 32
Sketch 3 App All areas No areas
SketchUp Pro No areas Areas 12, 23, 31, 32
SketchUP Pro - Podium Plugin No areas Area 12
Software Ideas Modeler No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Solidworks No areas Area 23
SoundMiner No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
SPSS No areas All areas
SQL Developer No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
SSC 2016.0 edu (Lloyds Register) No areas Area 23
Steam No areas Area 24
SU2CATT for SketchUp Pro No areas Areas 23, 31, 32
Syntheyes No areas Areas 12, 24

Software beginning with T

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Tableau No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Tekscan F-Scan Research No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Teraterm No areas Areas 02, 31
Texas Instruments Code Composer No areas No areas
TexStudio No areas Areas 02, 31, 32
Tumult Hype 3 Professional No areas Areas 02, 31, 32

Software beginning with U

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Unarchiver All areas No areas
Unity No areas Area 24
Unity Android No areas Area 24
Unity Apple iOS Developer University Program No areas Area 24
Unity Apple iOS Publishing No areas Area 24
Unreal Engine 4 No areas Area 24

Software beginning with V

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
v No areas Area 24
V-Ray for 3DS Max 2017 No areas Area 24
V-Ray Tools 2 No areas Areas 12, 24
Vectorworks No areas Area 12
Visio 2016 No areas All areas
Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 No areas Areas 02, 24, 31, 32
VLC Media Player All areas All areas
Vuforia Plugin for Unity No areas Area 24
Vulkan API No areas Area 24
Vulkan Lunarg API No areas Area 24

Software beginning with W

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
Wacom Tablet Drivers No areas No areas
Wattbike Expert No areas Areas 11, 21, 31, 32
Waveagent No areas All areas
Wireshark No areas Areas 02, 23, 31
Wolfson Hullscant No areas Area 23
Wolfson LPP No areas Area 23
Wolfson WinDesign No areas Area 23
Wolfson WinPower No areas Area 23
Wolfson WinPropellor No areas Area 23
Write-N-Cite No areas All areas

Software beginning with X

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
xCode (not used for teaching) All areas No areas
xNormal No areas Area 24
XVI32 Hex Editor No areas Area 23

Software beginning with Y

There is no software beginning with Y

Software beginning with Z

Software Name Mac areas where it is available PC areas where it is available
ZBrush No areas Areas 12, 24