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Computing in the Library

There are 210 PCs in the Library, available to University of Plymouth students and staff.

 Level 0 = 128 PCs

 Level 1 = 56 PCs

 Level 2 = 11 PCs

 Level 3 = 15 PCs

A variety of software is available on the PCs including Microsoft 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud. Find out about software here 


Assistive Technology Software

Specialist software is available on all university computers.

You can also visit our Disability Support in the Library guide for more information on assistive equipment and software.


Automatically convert documents into a range of alternative media including

  • Audio books (MP3 and DAISY),
  • E-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi)
  • Digital Braille.

The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible formats.

Simply follow the four-step process to convert your file. Make sure to use your University email address as the converted file format will be delivered to your inbox in approximately 10 minutes.


This is ‘brain-storming’ or ‘mind-mapping’ software. It can help you with organising essays, arranging notes, planning presentations, etc.

MindView Guide

TextHELP Read&Write

This programme includes the following features:

  • Screen reader - to read aloud from documents and web pages
  • Spell checker - homonyms (bare/bear etc.)
  • Word Wizard - to help you understand what you read

ReadWrite Guide