PCAS is changing!

The PCAS system for printing, copying and scanning in Bodleian Libraries over the summer. New, improved machines are being installed and there will changes to how accounts are managed.

If you have a University card or a Bodleian reader card:

From 6 September PCAS account authentication will switch to the Bodleian Libraries username and password (which is also used to login to reading room PCs and Bodleian Libraries WiFi). Information about this account is available from: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/passwords. Existing PCAS accounts will need to be updated and an online portal and library staff will be available to facilitate this.

This means:

  • One less username/password to remember
  • Automatic creation of accounts
  • No need to enter your account details when you print from a Library PC
  • No need to enter your email address when scanning to email

For more information, see the Bodleian Libraries website

If you have a Continuing Education Library card:

Please ask library staff if you wish to print. copy or scan

Please note that there will be no PCAS service during the period Tuesday 30th August – Monday 5th September inclusive whilst the new system is installed. PCAS will continue to operate as normal until then.


Disruption to SOLO 12th-15th August

Access to SOLO will be limited due to maintenance work on the library computer system from 5pm on Friday 12th August until 9.00am on Monday 15th August. You will still be able to search the catalogue but:

  • You will not be able to request items
  • The Find & Request tab will not be visible, so there will be no live item or availability information
  • You will not be able to view or renew your loans
  • It will not be possible to place requests

The silver lining is that online access to electronic resources will be unaffected. Please get in touch with the library if you have any urgent issues!