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Computing facilities

Computing facilities in the Library are managed by Digital Technology Services (DTS). They can be used by anyone with a valid University of Reading username and password. Guest access may be available for non-members on application to Digital Technology Services - see Visiting Staff/Students or Guest Usernames for further information.

Facilities available


There are over 140 PCs available in the Library. These are mostly located on the 1st Floor, with a few available on other floors.

Printing and scanning

Multifunctional devices (MFD) which can print, copy or scan are available on all floors of the Library, except the 5th Floor. Send your printing from any PC and pick it up on any MFD across campus by logging in using your Campus Card.

Printing costs:

  • 5p for A4 black and white
  • 10p for A3 black and white
  • 30p for A4 colour
  • 60p for A3 colour


Ask at the IT Service Desk on the 1st Floor of the Library for help or contact them via the Digital Technology Services website.

Using laptops

Power for laptops

It is possible to plug in laptops in most study spaces. Where a socket is not readily available, or plugging in would cause a hazard to other Library uses, laptops should be used on battery power.

Network access

The wireless network extends throughout both the building. For more information see Connecting to the University wifi.