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Library IT: About

Information Skills Sessions

Get help with using the library and its resources

You can book 1-2-1 or group Information Skills sessions with your library to get help with:

Contact your campus library to book a session

How to log on to computers

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

Students

Username: student email address (studentnumber@stu.tmc.ac.uk)

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

Staff

Username: staff email address (e.g. staffID@tmc.ac.uk)

Password: intially provided by your manager

> Password Reset

Booking a computer

Booking

You can advance book a computer, Mac or laptop in the library for a slot of up to 90 minutes, just visit the library desk or call us. This may be extended when you come to the end of your session if the computer has not been booked by another user.  

Drop-in

You can drop-in to use any computers that are 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. 

OneDrive

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.

WiFi

Students

In WiFi Settings choose TMC

Register with:

Username = studentnumber@stu.tmc.ac.uk

Password = usual college password

> Password Reset

Staff

Select the LTE wireless network, login using your staff email address (e.g. jbloggs@tmc.ac.uk) 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.