Library

PC & room booking

The VU Library provides access to PCs and study rooms. You can book these facilities up to seven days in advance and some PCs can be used for on the spot express or printing sessions.

Find out how to book a library PC or study room in advance or on the spot, and check the booking guidelines on this page.

Book a PC

To use a Library PC you can either book a PC in advance, or you can book any available PC on the spot. Library PCs can be booked for up to 2 hours.

We also have walk-up 30 Minute Express PCs and 10 Minute Printing PCs.

Check PC locations & availability:

Learn how to use the PC booking system.

Book a study room

Study Rooms are bookable using MyPC for up to 2 hours and up to 7 days in advance. Room bookings cannot be extended and usually one booking is allowed by a user.

Study rooms are only for group study only (two or more students). They are not for individual study. Study rooms can only be booked and used by VU students. They are not available for staff use.

Library staff reserve the right to cancel or re-allocate a booking, or ask someone to leave if the:

  • student who booked the room does not turn up within 15 minutes of the booking
  • room is being used by a person other than the student who has a current booking
  • room is being used by an individual
  • room is being used for a purpose other than study
  • behaviour of users is inappropriate.

Booking guidelines

We strongly advise that you book in advance.

  • Turn up within 15 minutes to your PC or your booking will be automatically cancelled.
  • You can book up to 7 days in advance, with a limit of 3 active bookings at one time.

Remember to save your work regularly. Work will be lost when the computer reboots.

  • You will receive a warning message at 10, 5 and 3 minutes before your session ends. The PC will automatically log you off and reboot at the end of your session.
  • If you leave your computer unattended for 15 minutes during a session, the PC will automatically log you off and reboot.

During semester, quiet study applies in most areas of campus libraries. During SWOTVAC and the exams period, quiet study applies across all campus libraries. Students are requested not to use mobile phones in quiet study areas.