All UWE Bristol libraries have wireless network access and computers that can be accessed with a UWE network username and password. Library computers have a variety of access methods:

  • open and unlimited access
  • bookable in advance, limited to a maximum of three hours continuous use (up to one week in advance, maximum of three outstanding bookings)
  • scanner computers, limited to 60 minutes continuous use
  • quick-access computers, limited to 15 minutes continuous use.
Open access student computer locations
Student using a computer in the library.

How to book a PC

You can book PCs at City Campus, Frenchay Campus and Glenside Campus. View student computer locations across our campuses, as well as guidance for booking a PC.

How to book a PC

24-hour computer lab

IT Services provide a 24-hour computer lab for use by all students on Frenchay Campus.

Visit the 24/7 computer lab


Find out:

  • where to find computers with specialist software installed, and what’s available as standard on our student PCs
  • specialist software locations for student PCs.

Software on campus

Borrow a laptop

Self-issue loanable Windows laptops are available from Frenchay (level 3) and Glenside libraries, and MacBook laptops from Bower Ashton Library.

The laptops are free to borrow and can only be used on campus where the UWE Authorised Wi-Fi network is available. Check with IT Services if you need further information. 

Laptops can be borrowed for 24 hours.

You will need your UWE Bristol ID card and library PIN to borrow a laptop - just follow the instructions on the self-issue screen. Laptops are issued to your library account and are subject to fines if returned late. Find out more about library fines.