Book a Computer

UWE uses software called myPC to allow students to book certain computers in advance.

The basic rules

  • You can book computers up to one week in advance.
  • You can have up to three outstanding bookings at any one time.
  • You must attend the booking within 15 minutes of your start time or your booking will be lost and someone else could use the computer.
  • You must log on to the computer to register you have attended the booking even if you aren't using it (e.g. in a group study room).
  • Your booking finishes when you log off and the computer is immediately free for somebody else to use
  • There is a no return policy of 15 minutes, meaning you cannot log on to another bookable pc for 15 minutes after you finish. Note: you can still log on to any ordinary pc in that time.

Where are bookable computers located?

Bookable computers can be identified by a notice on the partitions and monitors stating either 'myPC advance bookings' or 'myPC Quick print'.

Frenchay Library
Other Locations on Frenchay Campus
Glenside Library
Bower Ashton Library

Frenchay library

Level 2

  • 'Quick print' computers. Adjacent to the Enquiry Desk.
    Up to 15 minutes per session.

Level 3

  • Computers between the Education Resource Centre (ERC) and the IT Support Centre.
    Up to 3 hours per session.

Level 4

  • Group study booths (alongside the windows) and rooms (with interactive whiteboards).
    Up to 2 hours per session.

Other locations on Frenchay campus

FET Hive & Base (FET only) - Q block

  • Computers in the FET Hive and Base areas in Q Block. Please note because of the specialist software on these machines they are for FET students only. Up to 3 hours per session
  • Group study booths up to 2 hours per session

HLS Learning Zone - H Block

  • Computers in the HLS learning Zone (the old PHAZ area) up to 3 hours per session
  • Quick access pcs up to 15 minutes per session

Glenside library

  • Level 2: 2 computers in room 2D10.

Bower Ashton library

  • Alcove PCs
  • Assistive technology PC
  • A3 scanner PCs

How much time do I have?

Frenchay library

  • Level 3 computers: 3 hours.
  • Level 4 group study tables and rooms: 2 hours.
  • 'Quick print' computers: 15 minutes (not bookable in advance).

Glenside library

  • 3 hours.

Bower Ashton library 

  • Alcove PCs: 3 hours
  • Assistive technology PC: 3 hours
  • Scanner PCs: 2 hours

How many sessions can I book?

You can book up to 3 sessions, up to 7 days in advance. Sessions cannot be consecutive.

How far in advance can I book?

You can book up to 7 days in advance.

Where do I book a PC?

Online

Frenchay

  • At the IT Support Centre on level 3 of the library
  • At dedicated booking computers in the library:
    • On level 2 by staircase 7.
    • On level 3 by the catalogue computers (bay 381).
    • On level 4 by the group study rooms (bay 402).

Glenside

  • At the booking PC on the ground floor of the library, near the 'Welcome desk'.

How do I make an booking online?

  1. Log in at pcbooking.uwe.ac.uk
    myPC login box
  2. If booking for another day, select the desired date
    myPC date selector
  3. Looking in the area of interest (e.g. 'Level 4 Group Study' or 'Library Level 3') click a free time on the calendar (shown with a white background)
    Selecting a free period
  4. Select the start and finish time, make a note of the Station number and click 'Save'
    Booking dialog box
  5. Logout using the link in the top right-hand corner.

What if I'm late?

You must attend the booking within 15 minutes of the start time or your booking will be lost.

What if I have a problem?

Don't log off, as this will close your session, and during peak times you will not be able to log back onto an advance booking PC for 30 minutes.

Please contact a member of the IT Support Centre staff for assistance. If your PC crashes, power it off and on by holding down the power button and you should be able to carry on working. If there is some equipment failure we will do our best to get you access to a PC but this may not always be possible.

What are the 'Quick print' computers?

These are myPC controlled computers which allow users to quickly print out documents. They have a 15 minute usage, 10 minute no return policy.

At Frenchay, they are located on level 2 by staircase 8 (opposite the Enquiry Desk) and on levels 3, 4 and 5 near the copier/printer rooms.

What about other computers in the library?

Apart from those computers mentioned above, all other machines have no restrictions.

Please note that there are other computers available to use outside of the library.

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