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Open Access


We know that sometimes you want to work when you want to work!

This maybe first thing in the morning or last thing at night. In fact it could be anytime of the day or night!

Whatever time you want to study you will find our Open Access Centres open 24/7.

We have two centres:


Each Open Access centre offers:

  • Desktop computers running core University applications (Including MS Office 2016, SPSS, AppsAnywhere etc)
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities (colour and b&w)

We also have computers you can use in The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus and Bournemouth House Library at Lansdowne. These facilities are not accessible 24 hours, check the opening hours.

Access information

Detailed access information for Studland House from AccessAble

Detailed access information for Bournemouth House from AccessAble

Detailed access information for The Sir Michael Cobham Library from AccessAble

Bournemouth University pages on AccessAble


Want to know if a computer is free for you to use? We offer a service which allows you to check where computers are currently available for use and to reserve PCs. To do this, log in to the MyPCBooking system.

Be aware

When using the Open Access Centres:

  • Please take care of your personal possessions; don’t leave bags, coats etc unattended. The University will not accept any liability whatsoever for the personal property of students. Students should make their own arrangements to ensure that their possessions are adequately insured, and are also strongly recommended to consider taking out personal accident and personal liability insurance for the duration of their programme
  • Do not leave computers logged in when not in use
  • Make sure to take removable media with you when you leave


  • The Acceptable Use of IT Policy applies to use of open access facilities
  • In the Open Access areas wireless access and blue (guest) network sockets are provided for the connection of portable computers. Do not disconnect power/network cables used by BU desktop PCs
  • Please keep the Open Access areas tidy and dispose of any litter in the bins provided
  • Food and open drinks should not be consumed in open access areas
  • Please be considerate of other users and work quietly. There are dedicated areas set aside in the library for group work
  • Users of the University’s IT systems and facilities must do so in a way which does not interfere either with other users or with the operation of the systems.

Available to: Students

Getting Started

Any problems with logging into a computer in an Open Access centre must be logged with the IT Service Desk.

Log a problem