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Alexander Library of Ornithology Guide: Services

Computing Facilities

Two PCs loaded with the Bodleian Libraries Reader Image are provided in the Library for use by members of the University.

You will need to log on individually to use this service.

How do I logon?

Login with your library barcode number (on your Library/University card) and password.

What is my password?

Your default password is your date of birth.

Example login:

Barcode 2701290

Password:20JUL1969 (older cards will have the month in lowercase)

If that does not work, or you have changed your password but can not remember it, see the online Guide to Creating a Library Password, or contact a member of library staff, who will be able to reset it for you.

Further information on this can be found by reading Reader Image - FAQs for readers.

A Sunray machine is also available which will allow access to the catalogue and web resources without the need to log in.


Ethernet and power points are installed at the reading desk, from which readers can access the network. The Libraries wireless network is also available throughout the Library.

You will need to enter your University card barcode number and password to access the networks.

See signage in the Library for help on how to connect to the network.

Please ask if you require an Ethernet cable.

PCAS - Printing, Photocopying & Scanning

A PCAS machine is provided for self-service printing, photocopying and scanning.

You will need to set up a PCAS account to use this service which can be topped up by credit card.


  Single Double
b/w A4 6p 9p
b/w A3 10p 15p
Colour A4 20p 30p
Colour A3 40p 60p
Scan 2p n/a


Remember to abide by Copyright Regulations while photocopying, scanning and printing.

Please see the Bodleian Libraries' Quick Guide to Copyright and E-Journals for information on what you are permitted to do.

Document Supply

Current members of the University and holders of Bodleian Libraries Reader Cards only:

  • Inter-Library Loan & Document Supply

If you are unable to locate an item within the University Libraries you may request it from the British Library Document Supply Centre.

Please go to to place your requests. Payment is via your PCAS Account.

For further information, including charges, please click here.

  • Scan & Deliver

Copies of Bodleian Libraries material held Offsite may be requested via Scan & Deliver.

Log into SOLO using your SSO (e.g. abcd0123 Forgotten your password?) and search for your item - if it is held Offsite then under the Find & Request tab there will be an option for Scan & Deliver. Click on the link and enter your details.

Payment is via your PCAS Account.

For further information:

Requesting Photocopies from the Alexander Library

External users:

If you wish to request a photocopy of an item held in the Alexander library, please contact the Bodleian Library Document Delivery Service with your request details.

Relevant guides

Need Help?

For ornithology subject enquiries please contact Sophie Wilcox:

For other subject enquiries please check our Subjects page.

General information about Oxford University science libraries is available here.