We know that sometimes you want to work when you want to work!
That maybe first thing in the morning, or last thing at night. In fact it could be anytime of the day or night!
Whatever time you want to study you will find our Open Access Centres open 24/7
We have two centres:
Each Open Access centre offers:
- Desktop computers running core University applications (MS Office 2010, SPSS, Internet Explorer) see our list of software
- Terminals for social computing use
- Wireless and guest network socket access for laptops
- Printing facilities (colour and b&w)
- Digital scanners
- Binding equipment
Want to know if a computer is free for you to use? We offer a service which allows you to check where computers are currently available for use and to reserve PCs. To do this, log in to the MyPC system.
When using the Open Access Centres:
- Please take care of your personal possessions; don’t leave bags, coats etc unattended. The University will not accept any liability whatsoever for the personal property of students. Students should make their own arrangements to ensure that their possessions are adequately insured, and are also strongly recommended to consider taking out personal accident and personal liability insurance for the duration of their programme.
- Don’t leave computers logged in if not in use
- Make sure to take removable media (USB, CD-R etc.) with you when you leave.
Problems? - Log your own request or job
Log your job or request directly by logging into the service desk. You can track your job status from start to finish.
- The Acceptable Use of IT Policy (link) applies to use of open access facilities
- In the Open Access areas wireless access and blue (guest) network sockets are provided for the connection of portable computers. Do not disconnect power/network cables used by BU desktop PCs
- Please keep the Open Access areas tidy and dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided
- Food and drink should not be consumed in open access areas (with the exception of bottled water)
- Please be considerate of other users and work quietly. There are dedicated areas set aside in the library for group work (link)
- Users of the University’s IT systems and facilities must do so in a way which does not interfere either with other users or with the operation of the systems.