Frequently Asked Questions
MyPC is a web-based service for booking open-access PCs in advance.
Login to MyPC with your university username and password
Once logged in you will see the toolbar, and be able to book specific PCs in the New Main Library Ground Floor or First Floor clusters . Booking is not available for other campus clusters where all PCs are available on a first come first served walk-up basis.
Booking is not available for other campus clusters where all PCs are available on a first come first served walk-up basis.
You can only book or login to one PC at any one time.
You cannot book a PC on behalf of someone else.
- How long can I book a PC for?
You can book up to two sessions, two days in advance. Each session can be booked for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 2 hours
You can extend your session if the computer hasn't been booked by someone else.
If you log off before the end of your session , the rest of your booking for that slot will be cancelled.
If you need more time, and your computer is booked, you can use any PC that does not have a current booking.
- Can I use a PC if I haven't booked?
Most campus cluster PCs, except those in the New Main Library Ground Floor and First Floor clusters are available only on a first come first served walk-up basis.
You can 'walk up' to a PC in the New Main Library Ground Floor or First Floor clusters and use it without booking it, provided the computer hasn't been booked for someone else or they are more than 10 minutes late, (in which case their booking is lost).
Please note: If you have not booked a PC and logon to a Ground or Fisrt Floor PC with no bookings you will be automatically given a 2 hour slot (120 minutes) and no other students will be able to book that machine during this time. If nobody has a session booked after you, you can extend your booking.
- What happens when I arrive for my booking?
When you arrive for your booking slot you will see a message at the login screen saying it is reserved for you and for how long. Login to MyPC
If you have not logged in within 10 minutes, your booking will be lost and other students can use the PC
Towards the end of your booking you will receive reminders that your session is about to end.
Please remember to save your work regularly. Unsaved work will be lost when the computer logs off at the end of the session.
If nobody has a session booked after you, then you can extend your booking.
- What happens if I leave the PC without logging out?
If you leave the PC inactive it will log off automatically after 15 minutes
- How do I extend a session?
You can view time remaining or extend your session, by clicking the triangle icon in the system tray in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Then right-click the yellow MyPC icon.
- What happens if I cannot attend my booking or if I am late?
Your booking is automatically cancelled if you do not log in to the pc you have booked within 10 minutes of the booking start time.
If you know in advance that you cannot attend a booked slot, please Login to MyPC to cancel your booking so the slot can be freed up for someone else.
- What happens if another student has logged into my booked PC beforehand?
If another student arrives at the PC you have reserved before your booking time, they see an on screen message on login that tells them how many minutes they can use the PC for before the next booking.
They will also receive regular warnings to logout in time for the next booking.
If they are still logged in at the start of your time slot, they will be automatically logged out.
If a student is sitting at a PC you have booked, tell them politely that you have booked the PC. If they have left their belongings unattended you may move them to one side in order to use the PC. If you have difficulty asking the student to move, a member of Library Services staff will be happy to assist you.