University PCs

University PCs and MACs are available in the library on a first come first served basis, with the exception of the bookable PCs which can be booked in advance or on the day of your visit.


PCs in each Library offer access to a wide range of application including:

  • 7Zip
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Google Chrome
  • WritenCite/Refworks Citation Manager
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Internet Explorer
  • MindGenius
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Novell Client
  • Open Office
  • SPSS
  • Nvivo

Logging on

To use the computer facilities in our libraries you will be required to log on.  Accounts are automatically generated following registration which can take up to 48 hours.

To log onto a computers use your username and password that will have been sent to you in your "Joining Instructions" email. If you have forgotten this please talk to staff at the Customer Service Desk.

Password Changes

It is important you change your password immediately.  Please follow the link below for instructions.  Remember to set a security question.


Sign in with the details sent to you in your ‘Joining Instructions’ email and follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure to set a security question. Your new password must have:

If you experience any logging on problems please tell staff at the Customer Service desk so they can help you and report a fault if necessary.  If you are off campus email us at library.technical@beds.ac.uk with your ID number and a description of the problem.

Saving Your Work

When using a PC in the Library it is essential that you save your work.

There are various ways of saving:

  • USB/Memory Stick
  • Student network space known as ‘U’ Drive – please note this has limited storage
  • Storing files on Google Drive attached to your student email

Remember to save your work regularly and do not save to the desktop

You can access your University Network space anywhere

Use the University of Bedfordshire Webstorage facility to access your University network space via the internet.

Log into: webstorage.beds.ac.uk

It will prompt you for your University ID and password

Internet Use

Some Internet sites are restricted as our facilities are reserved for academic use only. If you would like to request access to Internet sites other than those currently available, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or your lecturer.

University Network Acceptable Use Policy

Information on acceptable use

Unattended PCs

If a PC is left logged on and unattended for more than 30 minutes, the PC will automatically shut down. It is not advisable to leave a PC logged on and unattended for any reason as someone could gain access to your personal data.

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