What computers are available?
In the Library at UCB, there is a suite of open access PCs and Mac computers in the main library area.
There is also a silent study room equipped with computers to the left as you enter the back room of the Library.
Details of locations and software availability are on the noticeboards in UCB Library.
To use the computers in the Library, access the wireless network or use Barnsley College I.T. services off campus you need to know your username and password. Your username and email address is:
You will be informed of your password when you enrol. For security reasons, you will be asked to change your password regularly by a prompt on the computer when you log in.
It is your responsibility to ensure that nobody has access to your username and password.
What if I forget my password?
If you forget your password just ask a member of the Library staff. You must present your student card or some form of identification should you wish to have your password reset.
How do I save my work
Remember to save your work regularly.
Do not save it to the desktop of the computer you are using in the Library. This data will be lost.
On the Library computers save your work to your own personal space on the university network by using My Documents on the start menu. All our computers are compatible with USB sticks, which are available to purchase at the Library helpdesk.
Every student also has access to their very own Office 365 account. This is a cloud based service that includes space to save and edit your work on and off campus, as well as online access to Office software like Word, Excel and Powerpoint. It can be accessed via the OneDrive tile on MyDay.
Laptops and wireless access
Wireless access is available via Eduroam throughout the building (though some spots are hotter than others!). You can bring in your own laptop or internet-enabled device, or borrow a laptop to use at UCB from the Library helpdesk.
Please note: You can only print from College devices; you will not be able to print from your personal laptop even whilst connected to the College Wi-Fi.
|There are two A4 and A3 printer/photocopiers in the Library and one in each of the breakout areas on floors 2, 3 and 4. These can be used to print, photocopy or scan in both colour and black and white.
You can send your work to print from any computer in the UCB building and release it to print from any of the printer/photocopiers in the building by using your ID card or typing in your username and password.
To add extra printing/photocopying credits to your account simply bring your student ID card to the Library helpdesk and pay for the extra credits.
Any questions, please see guidance posted above the printer/photocopiers in UCB Library or ask library staff.