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Computing facilities

The library has computers available in the following spaces:

Area Number of PCs

Training & Electronic Study Area (TESA), first floor

Opening hours:
09:00 - 22.00* Monday to Friday
09.00 - 17.00 Saturday

UCL staff and students, NHS staff

E-learning Zone (ELZ), basement

Opening hours:
09:00 - 18.45 Monday to Friday

UCL staff and students, NHS staff
Quiet Electronic Study Area (QESA), first floor
NHS staff only
Ground floor, right and left hand wall
UCL staff and students only
Ground floor, in-library access PCs
All registered library users for accessing electronic library resources

*It may occasionally be necessary to close at 18.45 due to staff absence

UCL staff and postgraduate students based at the Royal Free Campus

To log in to the PCs in the Elearning Zone or the ground floor left and right hand walls, use your UCL username and password to access Desktop@UCL.

Users with local accounts on the MEDSCH domain can log in to library PCs in the TESA as normal with their MEDSCH username and password.

UCL undergraduate students

Log in to computers in the Elearning Zone or on the ground floor left and right hand walls with your UCL userid and password. This will give you access to Desktop@UCL.

PCs in the TESA and on the ground floor right hand wall are not part of a central UCL IS cluster, so login procedures for students are different to other UCL cluster rooms. To log in follow these steps:

Log in to the Windows XP login screen with the details below: username: UCL2 password: UCL-Link! domain: MEDSCH
You should then automatically be asked to enter your UCL userid and password. If not, click the Start button, choose Programs then choose UCLUSERS. Login with your UCL userid and password, you will now have a Desktop@UCL Anywhere desktop displayed and have access to your work.
Remember to log out twice when leaving the PC.

Please remember to choose the correct printer before sending a job.

NHS staff

On PCs in the Elearning Zone, 'Pod' area of the ground floor of the library and the QESA, log in with your normal NHS NETServer account details.

To log in to PCs in the TESA, follow these steps:

Connect to the NHS network by logging in with the following details Username: RFH2 Password: RFH-Link! Domain: MEDSCH
After logging in, you will automatically be presented with your normal NHS logon screen. Log in again with your NETServer account details. You will now see your the Royal Free NHS Citrix desktop and have access to your work saved on the servers.

Please remember to logout twice when leaving the PC.

PLEASE NOTE that due to Trust IT restrictions, it is no longer possible for Trust users to access their USB drives from computers in the TESA. USB drives may be accessed from the NHS computers in the 'Pod' area on the ground floor, computers in the Elearning Zone and the QESA.

Dedicated PCs for electronic library resources access
Four PCs situated on the ground floor of the Medical Library are available to all registered users of the library for accessing electronic library resources only. Please see the e-journals, e-books or databases pages for more details.


UCL staff and students

Printing is available via two routes:

  • Print@UCL: Colour or black and white printing is available via Print@UCL. Select 'Print-UCL' from the list of available printers. There are multi-functional devices on the ground floor of the library and in the TESA where you can retrieve your print job. You will need your UCL ID card.
  • Print release stations: Currently black and white printing is available using printers on the ground floor or in the TESA. Send the print job to the printer 'ClusterMonoA4' in the TESA or 'ClusterDuplexA4' on the ground floor. You then need to log in to a print release station located beside the relevant printer.

For students, in both cases credit will be debited from your account. Printing is currently charged at 5p per sheet. Please see the ISD printing web pages for more information. UCL staff are not charged for printing.

NHS staff

Printing is not available for NHS users, although journal content may be printed out when logged in to one of the PCs dedicated for electronic library resources.

UCL Medical School staff logging on with MEDSCH accounts

Printing is not currently available for UCL staff logged on to library computers with a MEDSCH account.


UCL staff and students

You may scan documents and send them to your UCL email address using Print@UCL. See instructions for Scan to Email.

NHS staff

There is a scanner located adjacent to the POD area on the ground floor of the library which can used be used by registered members of the library. It can deal with most image formats, including JPEG, GIF and PDF.

You will have to bring a USB memory stick in order to take your scanned documents with you, as there is no network access from the PC attached to the scanner.

Detailed instructions on how to use the scanner are located next to the scanner. Please contact Mark Donegan (x38565) if you require further assistance.




This page last modified 10 February, 2014 by Medical Library, Royal Free Hospital


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