SIT Computers

SIT Computers

SIT Computers

Overview of Student IT Centres

Several large computer labs are available to all UCC registered students. These labs are maintained by the IT Services Department. Open times and locations are listed below. Before you can use any of these labs you will need to set up your Student IT Account

The Open Access computer labs in the Boole Basement and Kane Building are open from 09:00 - 21:00 Monday - Sunday.  

Open Times and Locations


IT Centre Location Opening Hours:
In Term
Opening Hours:
Out of Term
Printing Available Accessibility Desks
Boole Basement,
near lecture theatre
M-F: 08:30 - 21:00
S-S: 09:00 - 21:00
M-F: 08:30 - 21:00
S-S: 09:00 - 21:00
Yes  Yes
Kane Building
3rd Floor
As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  Yes
Boole Library
Q, Q+1, Q+2, Q+3
As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Old Pres
Connolly Building
Western Rd.
M-F: 08:30 - 18:00
S-S: Closed
M-S: Closed Yes  No
Enterprise Centre, Unit 23 As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Mercy Hospital As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Brookfield Health Sciences Library M-F: 09:00 - 17:00
S-S: Closed
M-F: 09:00 - 17:00
S-S: Closed
Yes  Yes
Western Gateway Building G.23 As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  Yes

Logging on to the Student IT Centre PCs

To log on to the PCs - press Ctrl-Alt-Del at the log on screen. 

User Name: Enter your student number

Password: Enter your Student IT Account password.


Logging off the Computers

It is very important that after you are finished using the computer that you log-off.

To do this, you can either,

  • Press Ctrl-Alt-Del, and chose Log Out
  • Go to the start button in the bottom left hand side of the screen, and choose Log Out

Releasing A Print Job

Once you have sent a file to the printer you will need to release it from the printer.  Tap your UCC Student ID card on the Card Reader and the Home screen will appear. 

To print documents:

  • Select Secure Print on the screen
  • Highlight the job you want to print
  • Press Print + Delete

To Finish:

  • Logout of the printer using the blue logout button


Software installed in all Student IT Centres

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Access
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • SPSS
  • Read and Write
  • Endnote
  • Minitab
  • Audio Note Taker
  • Inspiration

Department Specific Software

Departments maintain their own computer labs. These labs may have different software installed. View department specific software here

General Rules for the Student IT Centres

  • Strictly no Eating or Drinking in the Student IT Centres
  • Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum
  • No playing games or similar non-academic work
  • If you leave your seat for more than 15 minutes, your seat may be given to the next waiting student

Acceptable Usage Policy


Providing an efficient and reliable computing and networking service depends on the cooperation of all users. It is therefore important that you are aware of your responsibilities to other users and to the providers of services.

You must use the resources in a responsible manner and you must respect the integrity of computer systems, networks and data to which you have access, and follow any rules and regulations governing their use.


In particular you are not permitted to:

  1. engage in activities which waste resources (people, networks, computers);
  2. engage in activities which are liable to cause a disruption or denial of service to other users;
  3. use computer or network resources to access or distribute offensive, obscene, abusive, or threatening material;
  4. use computer or network resources for any activities which contravene the laws of the State, or of the destination country in the case of data being transmitted abroad;
  5. use computer or network resources for commercial activities which are not a part of your work in UCC;
  6. infringe copyright or the proprietary rights of software;
  7. share userIDs or usernames, transfer them to other users, or divulge your passwords to other users;
  8. access, modify, or interfere with computer material, data, displays, or storage media belonging to the University or another user, except with their permission.
  9. connect unauthorised equipment to the campus network or public data networks.


  1. While network traffic is not normally monitored, it may be necessary if there is reason to suspect that this Acceptable Use Policy is being breached, or for the purposes of backup or problem-solving. You must therefore be aware that such monitoring may occur.
  2. Where you knowingly access chargeable services (eg commercial online databases) you and/or your department will be liable for any charges incurred.
  3. If you keep (or intend keeping) personal data about others on a computer, you may need to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, 1988, and any subsequent legislation.
  4. All undergraduate userIDs will be removed after the Autumn examinations each year.
  5. This Acceptable Use Policy is reviewed from time to time and any new regulations must be observed by all users. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in the service being withdrawn.
  6. The attention of all network users is drawn to the fact that attempts at `hacking' across networks may result in criminal prosecution here or elsewhere.
  7. The sending of SPAM (unsolicited bulk emails) is a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy.

Student IT Services

Boole Basement, University College Cork, College Rd.