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Open Access Centres

Please note: The OAC will be closed from 5 October - 4 November. During this time The Sir Michael Cobham Library will be open 24/7.

The Poole House OAC on Talbot Campus (PG22 - ground floor) is a large computer lab with Windows PCs which is available for all BU students to use, open 7 days a week, all year round. You will need your student ID card to access the OAC outside of usual working hours of 9am - 5pm.

Currently, you will need to book your space in advance via MyPC whatever time you want to use it. You can book these computers up to seven days in advance to allow you to plan your studies. The facilities have been arranged to support the safe use of the computers and printers with physical distancing measures in place, so capacity is limited at this time. 

Each machine has the core BU applications, including Microsoft Office, the Adobe CC suite and SPSS, and can be used with either staff or student credentials. You can also use the AppsAnywhere portal on all BU Windows computers, giving you access to software relevant to your course. There are also colour and black and white printers with scanners available at both locations - find out about printing your work

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