Students can access general IT facilities through a number of computer rooms/areas conveniently located around the University campuses.

What do computer rooms offer?

  • PCs connected to the University’s data network
  • Usually a multifunctional device (MFD) offering colour and black and white printing, copying and scanning or a colour laser printer
  • May also contain wireless access and more specialised equipment such as plotters, Sports Analysis Equipment and audio visual equipment
  • Long opening hours with many of them open 24/7
  • In line with the University’s Green agenda, if a PC has not been used for ten minutes it will usually automatically shut down so you may need to turn the PC on.

Access to computer rooms

  • Open to all members of the University
  • Access outside core hours is by Student Card only and in some cases access is via the Porters
  • It is important that you do not allow other people to enter computer rooms/areas, or other limited access areas, by holding the door open for them when you have used your card to get access
  • You must be prepared to use your Student Card to identify yourself to University security staff when you are in a computer room/area during a limited access period. These areas are monitored by CCTV.

Laptop wireless access

Laptop wireless access is available at a number of University locations.

Advice on connecting your laptop to the wireless network is available on our wireless page.

Below is a list of accessible computer rooms and printer facilities. Please note, if the room is booked and in use you are not allowed to use it.

Swansea Townhill Locations
Location PCs Print/Copy/Scan Access hours May be booked
for teaching
Ground Floor Library
5 Yes Library opening hours No
Library 2nd Floor
46 Yes Library opening hours No
TK222 12 No 24/7 Card Access Yes
Swansea Mount Pleasant Locations
Thompson Computer Suite
24 Yes 24/7 Card Access No
Library Ground Floor Suite
19 Yes Library opening hours No
Library Lower Floor Suite
12 Yes Library opening hours Yes
Dynevor & Swansea Business Campus Locations
Dynevor Library IT Room 36 Yes Library opening hours No
SBC Library IT Room 40 Yes Library opening hours No
SBC Library Quiet Area 5 Yes (in Library) Library opening hours No
SBC Library Desk Area 2 Yes (in Library) Library opening hours No

A full list of software installed on all Open Access computers can be found here.