Library resources and IT
Royal Holloway's campus is well equipped with facilities that support teaching, learning and research across the College. As well as department specific facilities, which include industry standard studios and editing facilities for Media students and an MRI scanner in the Department of Psychology, the College provides a range of library and IT facilities which are available to all students.
The College has invested around £2 million in the last two years in library refurbishment, including the creation of the popular social learning space in our Bedford Library. This complements the traditional scholarly library space sited in the beautiful Founder’s building and the modern silent study space on the third floor of the Bedford Library.
The library offers access to thousands of online text books and over 20,000 electronic journals as well as connecting to important online content held elsewhere. In addition, you will have access to 600,000 printed books and journals as well as extensive special collections, rare books and important historical College documents available through the archives service.
And new for the 2010/11 session, you can now discover all of these library’s print and online resources through our easy-to-use and state-of-the-art LibrarySearch system.
For more information, please see the website.
The College is committed to helping you develop your IT and information management skills to support your studies and prepare you for the workplace.
There is an ongoing programme of investment in IT to ensure you have access to the best services to support your studies. We work closely with students to ensure our services match your needs and there are plenty of opportunities for students to influence what is provided.
Our wireless network provides coverage across much of the campus and connectivity is supplemented with fixed wire connections for laptops or desktop computers in all study bedrooms. These also provide access to free view IP TV and internet phone. You can easily connect your own devices to the network on campus, and for those living off site we provide easy access over the internet to campus based services.
24-hour computer facilities
In addition to providing easy connectivity for your own devices we also provide a number of PC Labs across the campus where computers are installed with a large range of applications and most are accessible 24-hours a day. Competitively priced printing facilities are provided at a range of locations across the campus with “follow me” printing allowing you to release print jobs at your convenience.
The College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Moodle, provides interactive access to a wide range of learning resources, including course material, from both on and off campus. The Campus Connect portal service provides easy access to a wide range of College services, including College life long email, course details and course registration and payment facilities.
Accessible IT support
The Service Desk at tlc@bedford provides a single point of contact for standard IT and library queries. Staff are on hand to help and if detailed specialist help is required they will guide you to the right person. There are also Student IT advisors available in the Bedford Library outside of office hours during term time Monday to Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and a helpdesk in the Founder’s Library. Regular laptop clinics provide support with connecting your own devices to the network and anti virus protection is available free for you to download and install.