Services and Facilities in the IC

Most of the facilities in the IC are self-service, and therefore available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This includes borrowing and returning books, making and collecting requests, using computers, printing, scanning, photocopying, borrowing and returning laptops, adding money to prepay printing accounts and booking group study rooms and computers.

Help is available with any of these services during staffed hours at the level 1 Information Desk.

Information Desk

The IC Team is made up of Library and Computing Services (CiCS) staff and they are on hand at the Level 1 Information Desk to help students with any queries they may have.

Staff on the Level 1 desk also handle all computer enquiries and help students with finding books, printing and photocopying. They also look after the building, checking equipment, reporting faults and dealing with IT Support Queries.

A mixture of CiCS and Library staff are available in the IC so there is always an expert in each field available.

Staffed hours during semester are: 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday

                                                              10am to 9pm on Friday

                                                              12pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday

Student Equipment Support Service

CiCS provide free support to students experiencing problems with their personal devices. Bring your device to the Level 1 desk and we'll see if we can fix it for you. This service is available between 09:30 - 16:30 Monday to Thursday and between 10:00 and 16:30 on Fridays.

Student Equipment Support Service

Welcome Desk

The concierge team is on duty 24 hours a day and can be called upon at any time if students need assistance. At night, the main doors to the IC are locked. This helps us know exactly who is in the building at any given time and is particularly important for the security of students working through the night. The Welcome Desk also has office equipment available for use by students, including staplers and hole punchers.


The 72 seat café on Level 0 is open 24 hours a day, selling a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks, including freshly prepared sandwiches, soup, pies and chips.

Students may also consume their own food and drink in the café.

There are vending machines available to the left of the café entrance. These offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. Water fountains are available on every floor supplying chilled, filtered water.

For more information please see the withUS website.

Cleaners and Recycling

Our Cleaning team work 24 hours a day and sometimes have to close off areas in order to clean them. Silent areas are cleaned during the night on weekdays to minimise disruption.

We endeavour to recycle as much of our waste as possible and provide recycling bins on each level for paper and plastic bottles and cans. To help keep the IC clean and tidy, we only allow food and drink in certain areas. If you have any issues about cleanliness in the IC, please report them to the Information Desk on level 1.

Prayer and meditation rooms

There are two prayer rooms (4.48 for Males and 4.49 for Females) on Level 4 which are available 24/7 to any student or member of staff who wishes to use them, as well as Wudu facilities. These rooms can be found on level 4.

Lost Property

All items found in the IC should be handed to the concierges on the Welcome Desk. If you lose something, please ask the concierges if it has been handed in. Handy Tip: If your property has your username on it, we can let you know it has been found! This is especially useful with USB sticks.

Toilets and Shower

There are male, female and accessible toilets on each level. They use a rainwater recycling system (grey water) for flushing.

There is a single shower cubicle available on Level 1, which is particularly useful for people who walk or cycle to the University.