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Computers, printing and copying

The Library is well-equipped with modern IT facilities.

Computers, external monitors and peripherals

There are University Managed Desktops on the ground floor and upper floor. Log in with your CRSid and UIS Password to access your personal desktop, your DS-Filestore and a wealth of software titles.

We have a number of external monitors in both reading rooms which you can use in the Library to add a second screen to your own device (HDMI and USB-C cables and keyboards are provided).

Wrist rests and laptop stands are available in the ground floor reading room and spare charging cables can be borrowed from the Library Office.


The university provides a list of available software for students and faculty:

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Our two Sharp multifunction machines (located in the upstairs reading room) print, photocopy and make digital scans.

Making copies and copyright

Items in Hughes Hall Library are subject to UK copyright law. This means that there are limits on what, and how much, you may copy.

You are responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe copyright, data protection, privacy or other laws when you make copies.

For more information on what, and how much, you may copy for the purposes of private study please see the Copyright FAQs Libguide.

Items in our Special Collections are subject to additional copying restrictions: further information can be found on the Ohtake Collection page.

Help with IT

We are happy to help and to signpost you to additional support as needed:

Help connecting your device to the multifunction machines

Ask the Library Team or Hughes Hall IT Team

Help printing, copying and scanning

Ask the Library Team or Hughes Hall IT Team

Supplies of printing paper (including cream paper)

Ask the Library Team

Temporary loan of a Windows Laptop

If your own computer device is broken, or if you have an online exam in College, we can loan you a windows Laptop. Contact the Hughes Hall IT Help Desk

Questions about your Raven login or @cam email account, cyber security

Contact central University Information Services

Enhance your IT skills

There are lots of free courses available to you through the University – explore the University Training Booking System

Questions or problems with IT equipment

Contact the Hughes Hall IT Help Desk (please use your university @cam email address) or visit the IT Office (upper floor of the Library) to speak with us in person. We are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

More information about IT services at Hughes Hall

See the IT and Communications section.