Kimberlin has around 600 computers complemented by over 70 in the Eric Wood Learning Zone, 31 in Hugh Aston Law Library and 70 in The Greenhouse – both PCs and Macs are available. These computers give access to Microsoft Office, Internet access via a range of browsers and much more. We also provide designated PCs with disability software such as Zoomtext.
Log on to these computers using your P number (on your student card ie. P0123456) as a username and your date of birth (dd/mm/yy) as the password.
If you do choose to bring your own laptop with you to DMU, our students can access our wireless network throughout the library – you’ll just need to go to myDMU to register your own laptop.
Click on the link below for further information about our Computer provision and what specialist software.
The Kimberlin Library is home to around 20 multifunction devices installed across the University. There are also a number available in Eric Wood and The Greenhouse. A helpsheet is available that explains how to use the new devices.
Standard A4 and A3 Black & White and Colour Printing can be sent from any PC and printed off on any device on campus.
Photocopying and scanning can also be carried out on any device on campus.
Within Kimberlin Library specialist printing of A4 acetates, A4 soft gloss and A3 High Quality is also available in the 1st Floor IT area.
Payment for computer printing and photocopying can be made in cash at Kiosks situated in the foyer of Kimberlin Library (or at other locations across campus).
More information is available from the university webpages.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK near the equipment
DO NOT create, display or circulate any offensive material
To help all of our staff and students get the best from our computing and IT facilities the University asks all users to comply with its regulations, policies and conditions of use.
The general conditions and guidelines for the use of DMU hardware devices, software or connections through the university’s network are set out below.
It is important that you read the general conditions and guidelines set out below.
Know when and where you may use DMU hardware, software and networks. Special permission is needed to use DMU computers for personal, commercial or off-campus work. There may be charges for some computer use.
Understand how to use the equipment. Remember that you will need permission to move or borrow anything, to connect any new hardware or to install new software.
Take care of the equipment. Do not damage or alter any hardware or software. A charge is applicable for repair and reinstallation. Avoid running software or opening files obtained from distrusted sources. Be particularly cautious of accessing files attached to unsolicited emails or stored on untrusted media.
Log on to University computers, including PCs, Macs and Scanning facilities using your P number (on your student card ie. P01234567) as a username and your date of birth (dd/mm/yy) as the password.
It is important to change your password at the earliest opportunity.
This username and password also gives you access to:
Your student email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. Office 365 gives free access to the latest Microsoft Office online products, including Word and Powerpoint, and 1TB of online storage with OneDrive.
There are a range of documents and help guides available in PDF format on Microsoft Office applications, using hardware and more. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer to read them. The link to the help guides is below:
Your digital footprint:
Your digital footprint is everything on the internet that is about you. It is also known as your digital identity. This includes your Facebook profile, Twitter activity, blogs, photos of you and your friends. Every time you add information about yourself to a social media website or any other service on the internet you are increasing your digital footprint.
Social media can be a great and immediate method of communicating information, ideas and knowledge. They enable us to quickly make connections, join in conversations and debates; be they professional, academic or simply social. Increasingly we are all expected to have a digital identity and to participate in social media. However, as social media puts you, your thoughts and ideas in touch with a large number of people, many of whom you may not know or never meet, it is good to think about the kind of identity or impression your social media posts and activity create.
See sections below for how to best maintain your digital footprint.
Google yourself and see what you can find out!