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Computers & IT

Basildon: There are 23 library PCs which are part of the BTUH network. If you wish to use the computers you need to apply for a personal login from BTUH Trust IT Department (Ext 1919) if you do not already have one. Please ask your line manager to request IT access for you via the IT portal. For non BTUH empoyees, speak to a library staff. All library PCs have Internet access and Microsoft Office as standard.

Harlow: Computers are available in the Library, Computer Room 1 (24/7 access) and Computer Room 2 (during staffed hours). All computers have Microsoft Office, clinical applications and access to the Internet. Internet access is available from our computers for work and study purposes. All the computers on PAH network require a password to access the Internet.

Due to Department of Health requirements regarding information confidentiality, NO USB sticks, CDs and DVDs can be used with the library PCs. You can only save work on encrypted USB sticks issued by the IT department. Library members will need to save material to their Personal ("P") drive. Please ask a member of the IT staff for help.


NHS WiFi is available for all staff and visitors. There is no need to register to use this service. To connect to the NHS-Wifi service, select ‘NHS-Wifi’ from the list of available networks. When prompted to join the network, users will see a welcome page and be asked to accept and connect. Users will be prompted to reconnect daily.

Study Area

Basildon: The Library is equipped with desks and chairs which can be used for group study as well as quiet study areas. There is a designated phone line allowing you to reach your department if you are bleeped. We do ask that as a courtesy to other users noise is kept to a minimum.

Harlow: Desks for private study are available in the main Library and Computer Room 1.