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How to log on to computers

Computers, Macs and laptops are available to use in our libraries.


Username: student email address (

Password: initially set to tmc plus your date of birth (in tmcddmmyyyy format)


Username: staff email address (e.g.

Password: intially provided by your manager

> Password Reset

Booking a computer


Book a computer up to a week ahead for a slot of up to 90 minutes. You can extended the booking at the end of your session if the computer has not been booked by another user.  You can also book a Mac or laptop if your library has them. Visit the library desk or call us to make a booking. You must log in before 10 minutes after the start time of the booking or the booking will disappear from the system. Let us know if you are going to be late and need to change the start time. 


Drop-in to use any computers that are available. If all the computers are being used, do talk to the library staff. They can put a booking on the system so that you get the next one that is available.

After logging on you will be allocated 60 or 90 minutes (dependent on your campus) which you can extend, unless there is a future booking.   

Warning messages will appear on screen 10, 5 and 3 minutes before your time runs out. Make sure to extend your time and save your work before the 3 minute warning - by then the computer is already logging you off. If you don't get the option to self-extend your time on the computer, ask at the library desk before your time runs out. 

The computers shut down automatically 10 minutes before library closing time. 

Remember to save your work as you go, any unsaved work will be lost. 

Save your work!

Remember to save your work regularly in the correct place. 

Your storage areas: 

Student Drive (H:)

Your student home drive (H:) is your personal storage area on the college network. When using a college computer this can be found by opening My Computer and is identified by your student number or staff ID. Your (H:) drive is not accessible out of college. 

When using college computers do not save to any other folder or the Desktop, or work will be cleared when you log off. Move any files from the downloads folder. 


You will also receive online storage with Microsoft OneDrive. If you save your work to OneDrive you can access your files from anywhere, on any device. You can also share documents with others and work together.

​Students can access OneDrive via MyDay.

USBs and external hard drives can be used but must be under 8GB to be compatible with college computers.



In WiFi Settings choose TMC

Register with:

Username =

Password = usual college password

> Password Reset


Select the LTE wireless network, login using your staff email address (e.g. and network password to connect to the Wi-fi. 

If you change your password...

If you change your password remember to update any devices you have connected to the Wi-fi. Tell your device to "Forget the Network" and reconnect using your new password.