Skip to main content

Computing facilities – University of Reading

Show access keys

Computing facilities

Computing facilities in the Library 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


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 the Ground, 3rd and 4th floors of the Library. 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

Watch our short videos on how to print, copy and scan:

If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on Stream (University username and password required):


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

We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top