Network disruption in the Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link this week

wifiBetween March 18th and 21st, the Radcliffe Camera network equipment is being replaced. This means that wifi, library PCs, SunRays and PCAS (print, copy and scan) machines will not be available in on some mornings.

If you are planning to visit Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library on any of these days the following arrangements will apply:

Tuesday March 19th – Lower Camera
Book services, wifi, library PCs, PCAS will be affected until approx 11am. Alternative services, including help with enquiries, will be available in the Upper Camera, Gladstone Link or the Old Library, which are unaffected.  Book deliveries from Swindon will not be processed until 11am, so there will be a 1 hour delay to the usual service.  HFL books can be borrowed and returned to the Lower Camera desk but fines cannot be paid until the network is restored.

Wednesday March 20th – Upper Camera
Wifi, library PCs and PCAS will be affected until approx 11am. Alternative services, including help with enquiries, will be available in the Lower Camera, Gladstone Link or the Old Library, which are unaffected.  This downtime is expected to be more limited than the previous day and services may be restored sooner than 11am.

Thursday March 21st – Gladstone Link
Wifi and library PCs may be affected until approx 11am.  There may be minor disruption between 9-11am to wifi and library PCs. Alternatives are in Lower Camera, Upper Camera and the Old Library.

Related Links Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera Reading Rooms webpage | Bodleian Libraries list | Opening Hours | Contact Us

RemotePrint service to print from laptops

Remote PrintRemotePrint has replaced the PrinterOn system in the Bodleian Libraries.

You can send print jobs from your laptop, home PC and mobile phone to PCAS  via the web.  Collect your prints at any of the Bodleian Libraries photocopier/printer machines.

RemotePrint is available online at

User guides are available online and help is available from library staff.

Also, look out for new exciting features to be released later in the spring!

PCASPrint, Copy and Scan (PCAS) in the Bodleian Libraries

RemotePrint is part of the PCAS system available in the Bodleian Libraries, including in the Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link.  As well as sending jobs from laptops, using PCAS you can:

  • print from library PCs (black & white or colour)
  • print from USB sticks (black & white or colour)
  • photocopy (black & white or colour)
  • scan and send the document to an email address
  • scan and save the document to a USB stick

All of this is paid for using a personal online account which can be credited using a credit or debit card or by paying with cash in many libraries, including in the Lower Radcliffe Camera. Prices start from just 6p for A4 black and white.

Related Links Printing, Copying and Scanning in the Bodleian Libraries | RemotePrint | Top up your PCAS account | Contact Us

Possible disruption to PCAS service Wednesday 19th December (AM)

PCASPossible disruption to PCAS service
Wednesday 19th December (AM)

On Dec 19th the Bodleian Libraries are installing new PrinterOn (laptop and remote printing) software.  PrinterOn itself should continue to run during the software installation but it may be necessary to shut down the whole PCAS service for a short period.

Library staff will be kept up to date about the progress and disruptions, so please speak to them if you encounter any problems with PCAS.

The work should be completed by 1pm but library staff can advise when it is complete and the service is back to normal.

This work is necessary to fix recent issues with the PrinterOn service.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Related Links PCAS information | PrinterOn homepage | PCAS homepage | Contact Us

University network running again

Babbage’s Analytical Engine (c) Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

The scheduled downtime of the University’s networks, which was planned to run up to 11am, has been completed early.  This means that readers can access SOLO, PCAS (print,copy and scan)  services and library PCs as normal.

The University Computing Service will continue their work to upgrade the University network over the coming weeks.
This will necessitate further periods of scheduled downtime.

Networked library services may be unavailable, in some cases until 11.30am on:

  •  Tuesday 26 June
  • Tuesday 3 July
  • Tuesday 7 August

SOLO, reader and staff workstations, wireless and Ethernet connections, and PCAS may be unavailable during the mornings. There may also be delays to the book service.

   Local work affecting the History Faculty Library will be carried out on:

  • Tuesday 24July 2012

The networked services listed above may be unavailable in the HFL until 11am on this date. Again, this may cause delays to the book service on that morning.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this necessary work may cause.

Related Links: SOLO | PCAS GuidesStatus of services provided by OUCSSOLO service updates


Bodleian Libraries launches new Scan and Deliver service

On 16th April the Bodleian Libraries quietly launched Scan & Deliver, a service offering an electronic document delivery service for items held in our Book Storage Facility. Instead of requesting the physical item to a reading room, you can request scans of sections (articles, chapters) direct to desktop.

Scan & Deliver option appears next to Hold once you have signed into SOLO as a using your Single Sign On

Scan & Deliver simply offers a convenient alternative to ordering and copying or scanning these items yourself. The service is currently offered for collections from the Book Storage Facility. About 6 million items are eligible. The service is open to all current University of Oxford academics, students, and staff. At this stage it is not open to external readers. There is a charge.

Scan & Deliver is paid for using your PCAS account.

Scan & Deliver is integrated into SOLO. You need to be logged in with SSO. Once you click on the Location tab of a title stored in the BSF, you will be offered a Hold as well as a Scan & Deliver request option. Clicking on the latter will take you down the route of placing a scan request.

Provide details of the article, chapter or pages required.

More details , FAQs, terms and conditions and contact details for the Scan & Delivery team, are available here:

The service is still very new so feedback and comments are welcome!

Related links: Scan & Deliver webpage | SOLO guide | SOLO | PCAS | Single Sign on info

PCAS now live

PCAS logoThe new printing, copying and scanning service has now gone live in the HFL. Guidance how to create and manage your PCAS account, how to scan or how to print from your laptop is available online.

Why this change?

The current system limits the services we can offer and offers inconsistent service across Bodleian Libraries.

How will readers benefit from this change?

Readers now have access to a range of new services across all libraries (printing from laptops, scanning; colour copies; self-service online accounts; discounted duplex; print jobs can be collected from any photocopier in any Bodleian Library).

What will happen to credit on my existing photocopy card?

Once you have set up an account library staff can transfer credit from the old system to your new account.  Simply set up an account and present your old card to library staff.  They will need your PCAS user name to complete the transaction.


> Create your PCAS account now or click on the PCAS icon from any library PC workstation.