College Computer Room

Queens' College Computer Room is centrally located in the Essex building and is accessible 24 hours a day using the University Card. This facility is part of the Universities MCS.

The Computer Room has 1 Apple Mac and 4 PCs running a wide variety of software, ranging from general 'office' type applications to course specific software.

A second Computer Room is located on the main site in the Solarium, which has 4 PC's and 2 Apple Macs.

There is another Computer Room located at Owlstone Croft in A Block. This facility is also part of the Computing Service MCS. This room has 2 Apple Macs and 6 PC's.

All the computers are networked to the Cambridge University Data Network (and thereby to JANET, the UK academic backbone, and the world-wide Internet) at ethernet speeds. All Queens' students are registered to use these machines.

There are two printers in the central Computer Room and the Computer Room at Owlstone Croft.

The smaller of the two is Black and White (Mono) and is on print queue QUNS_CR_BW or QUNS_OCA_BW. The larger of the two is Colour and is on print queue QUNS_CR_COL or QUNS_OCA_COL.

The Computer Room in the Solarium has a single mono printer.

As before, the Mono printer will be free to print to, and you will still have to supply your own paper, available to purchase from the Financial Office.

The Colour Printer will be charged at 15p per side, and is part of the Common Balance scheme run by Desktop Services, part of the University Computing Service. Accounts will need to be credited before you can print to the Colour printers using the eCredit system.

The College will be supplying the paper for the Colour Printer, so if the paper runs out over the weekend, it will not get replenished until Monday morning.

The College employs two full-time Computer Officers who are on-hand to answer any problems or queries. There is a growing library of documentation relating to the use of College machines, including the Queens' Computer Room FAQ - a guide to using the facilities at Queens'.