Computers on campus

Locations and availability

  • Our rooms are open 24/7 unless otherwise stated.
  • You may need to pre-book a seat in some rooms.

Colchester Campus

Space / room number COVID-secure capacity Additional information
Albert Sloman Library (Square 5) Visit the Library website for opening hours.
Silberrad Student Centre, Reading Room  (Square 5) 38 PCs Booking required
Silberrad Student Centre, Ground Floor (Square 5) 26 PCs Booking required
Limehouse (Square 4, Level 3) 8 pods

Booking required

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Orangery (Inside Zest Cafe, Square 3) 7 pods

Booking required

Open Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.

IT Lab A (5.000) CLOSED
IT Lab B (2.403) 18 Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight
IT Lab C (4S.5.7) 44
IT Lab D (4N.3.9) 18
IT Lab F (3.300) 19 No open access - only available for timetabled events.
IT Lab G (4N.4.3) 26
IT Lab H (3.403) 21 Open Monday to Sunday, 24hrs
IT Lab I (3.402) CLOSED
IT Lab J (4SB.4.14) CLOSED
IT Lab K (4S.2.8) 37 Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight
IT Lab M (4S.2.4) 55 Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight
IT Lab N (5A.101) CLOSED
IT Lab O (TC2.16) 14 Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight
IT Lab R (TC.2.11) 7 PCs

Booking required 

Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight

IT Lab S (EBS Trading Floor) 9

Open Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight

Social distancing in place


Southend Campus

Space / room number COVID-secure capacity Additional information
Open Study Space (TF.2.53) 42 PCs The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
Group Study Pods (TF2.54-57)

6 pods

 The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
iDesks (TF.2.50/TF.2.60) 12 PCs The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
Share Space (TF.2.59) 4 pods The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
Innovation Space (TF.2.06) 5 pods The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
iMac Media Spaces (TF.2.09A/B/C) 3 iMacs The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
Reading space (TF.2.07) 4 PCs The Forum, Learning Hub open 24/7
IT Lab 1 (GB.3.53) 40 PCs

Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Booking required Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

IT Lab 2 (GB.2.34) 10 PCs Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm
2nd and 3rd floor lift lobby iDesks (GB.2.01/GB.3.01) 6 PCs Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm
East 15 Open Access (GB.5.17) 3 PCs Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm
East 15 Clifftown Lab (Seminar J) 6 PCs Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm

Loughton Campus

Lab Room Total computers Opening times
 E15 Hatfields House 19 9am-9pm Mon-Fri
9am-5pm Sat
Please follow social distancing guidance
GRR Roding House 14 9am-9pm Mon-Fri
9am-5pm Sat
Please follow social distancing guidance
Need help?
Need help?
Contact the IT Helpdesk
Telephone: 01206 87 2345