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Computing facilities – University of Reading

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Computing facilities

Computing facilities in the Library premises are managed by Information Technology. 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 Information Technology - see Visiting Staff/Students or Guest Usernames for further information.

Facilities available

The following are available on the Ground Floor of Library@URS:

  • 145 PCs
  • Printers/scanners/copiers

There are also a few PCs on the 2nd Floor of the Library Building.

Printing and scanning

Multifunctional devices (MFD) which can print, copy or scan are available on the Ground, 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library Building, and on the Ground Floor of Library@URS. 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


Any problems with the computing facilities in either building should be reported to IT Help

Using laptops

Power for laptops

It is possible to plug in laptops in most study spaces in Library@URS. 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 buildings, with the exception of the Ground Floor of the Library during refurbishment. For more information see Connecting to the University WiFi.

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