Glasgow Caledonian University 24 Hour Lab

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Glasgow Caledonian University 24 Hour Lab

24hr Lab in the Students’ Association Building

Monday – Sunday:Open 24 hours during term.

The 24 hour lab is secured by swipe access; use your Student ID card to gain entry.  If your Student ID card doesn’t allow access, visit the Security Office Reception between 9am – 5pm weekdays to activate your card.

Computer lab Opening Times

Below is the opening times for Labs in Glasgow & London

If you require any assistance in the lab, please pick up the IT phone and speak to a member of the IT Helpdesk, otherwise please email

Charles Oakley, George Moore, Govan Mbeki & Hamish Wood building

All Labs:

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm

Friday: 9am to 8pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 10am to 3pm

Saltire Centre

Monday – Friday:7am – 11pm

Saturday – Sunday:9am – 6pm

GCU London

All labs:

Monday:10.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday – Friday:10.30am – 5.30pm


You will find many computer labs throughout the University. They are normally heavily timetabled for teaching (if there are still some free spaces please ask the lecturer if you can use them). When not being used by a timetabled class they are available for ‘open access’ use. This means that you can make use of these facilities to work on your assignments, GCU Learn modules or email. All workstations are fully networked and have access to a printer. Large clusters of open access computers will be found in the Saltire Centre and the 24 hour lab. Ask at the Library Desk for further information.

You have already agreed to abide by IT regulations by accepting a place at this University. This clearly states what is and what is not an acceptable behaviour in labs. Please also be careful not to leave your belongings unattended at a workstation. As well as being vulnerable to theft, they may be moved by staff or students, as at peak times demand for access is high. You should also not bring food and nor drinks to the labs, however bottled water or cold drinks are usually OK.

Opening hours vary but there are some computer labs available 7 days a week throughout semester (during vacation a shorter timetable of opening hours usually operates). Check the full details of labs on the Labs page. You can use the Find a computer webpage for more details how to find free computer online by checking the Computer Usage Overview page or through sending a text message.

Learning Café

The Learning Cafe is a group study space. It is located on the ground floor of the CEE building, next to the Santander branch. It is a less formal coffee shop style environment, suitable for social interaction and study, with computers connected to the Internet. There are also colour printing facilities available.

24 hour ICT Lab

The 24 hour ICT Lab is located on the ground floor of the Students’ Association building. You will need to swipe your Student card to get access after 6pm on weekdays and during the weekends. There are also two printers/photocopiers available – one black and white and one colour.

Saving your work

It’s important to save your work regularly and to a safe location; e.g. your H:drive or a USB Pen drive. All PCs in the University are configured to delete all user data saved locally on the computers (Desktop, C: drive, My Documents, etc) after each system restart which happens every night and sometimes during the day as well.