Desktop Services in English

The English Faculty has Desktop Services (formerly PWF) computers in various locations throughout the building:

  • The main room is on the ground floor of the library and contains ten stations, including two Macintoshes with video editing software.
  • There are an additional four workstations on the first floor of the library.
  • We have two workstations in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and two workstations in the Graduate study room, both on the second floor.
  • There is one workstation in the Academic Visitors’ Office on the second floor.


The software on these computers is managed by the University Computing Service’s Managed Cluster Service, and includes things like Microsoft Office, various browsers and email clients, and media players. There is also a small pool of UCS-owned licenses for things like EndNote that may be used by staff and students, provided a spare license is available at the time of use. For more information on the software available on the PWF, have a look at the list of MCS Applications and Utilities for Windows. We also have licences for Scrivener for student use.


In addition to the computers, we have several DS-Print printers in the Faculty building. There is a large colour printer in the main computer room of the library and there are B&W printers on the first floor of the library, in the Graduate Study Room and the ASNC Common Room. There is a charge to use these printers; 4p for B&W and 20p for colour. Getting credit is as easy as using your credit or debit card along with the eCredit facilty when you log on to a machine (£5 minimum).

If you have your own laptop, you may also print to the DS-Print printer closest to you from it. You will need to install a small piece of software, but it’s useful if you routinely carry your own laptop to the Faculty. More information and instructions are available on the DS-Print Web Site.

For more information about Desktop Services, including basic usage and information about other DS locations, please see the Computing Service’s Desktop Services Information Pages.

(Updated 5 Oct 2017)