IT and computers

Reader PCs

Bodleian Libraries PCs are equipped with a range of software including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.

To log in to a Bodleian Libraries PC, use your barcode number and your password. There is more information about library passwords at Oxford LibGuides.

Please note that these PCs are not secure places to save documents, as they are reimaged each time you log off .

Library Mac LabThere are 9 PCs in the MFL main library from which material may be printed through the PCAS System on the machines located in the Photocopying Room on the lower ground floor. Four of the PCs have Sibelius 6 installed on them. 

Library Mac Lab

The MFL's Library Mac Lab, which is located on the lower ground floor of the library, houses 11 brand new iMacs. Each is equipped with Microsoft Office as well as a variety of specialist software for video-editing, noise removal, sound design, graphics editing, audio digitisation and transcription including:

  • Sibelius 8
  • Photoscore Light
  • Audioscore Light
  • Scorch
  • Protools 10
  • Soundhack PVOC Kit
  • Soundhack Spectral Shapers
  • Max/ MSP/ Jitter 
  • Logic Pro (on machine 10 and 11 only)
  • Final Cut Pro (MRC 4 and 7)
  • Handbrake (video file format conversion)
  • CDP and Soundloom
  • iZotope RX audio noise reduction (MRC 11)
  • Transcribe!
  • iMovie
  • GIMP image retouching

Wi-Fi access in the Libraries

The Wi-Fi network in the Libraries allows all Bodleian Libraries readers to access the internet for free using one of three networks. Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, tablets and mobile phones can all use our Wi-Fi networks. Details of the three available networks and guides available to help you connect to the network are listed below. Alternatively, download our printable PDF guide.


  • for all Oxford University students and staff
  • for members of other academic institutions who have already set up their home eduroam account
  • donít need to log in each time you use it

Oxford University staff and students will find guides on how to connect to eduroam on the IT Services website at

Members of other academic institutions need to have already set up their home eduroam account to use the network in Oxford. If you have problems using your account, please contact your home institutionís IT support service.

Bodleian Libraries

  • use this network if you do not have access to eduroam or OWL
  • for all registered users of the Bodleian Libraries
  • log in each time you use it and after 30 minutes of inactivity
Connecting to this network
  1. Connect your laptop or mobile device to the Bodleian-Libraries network.
  2. Open a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).
  3. You will be prompted for your barcode number (shown on your Library or University card) and your password (see below).
  4. You will need to log in to the network each time you visit the library.
Which password do I use?

Library Cards and University Cards are issued with a default password of your date of birth in the format DDMMMYYYY (e.g. 29FEB1989). You should reset your password to something more secure as soon as possible online at

If you change your Library or University Card password, you will need to wait around one minute before using the new password to log on to the wireless network.

For more information about library passwords please visit our Passwords page.

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