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We offer many free services and facilities to all members of the University. Find out more below.


lynda iconFree access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software and more with Lynda. WebLearn (Oxford’s VLE) facilitates collaboration, communication, group work and assessment.

We also offer face-to-face courses at low cost.


padlockInstall up-to-date anti-virus software free of charge. Check out the dedicated Information Security web site for video guides, advice and the latest security news.

See our Welcome to IT page for details on other free or low cost software available to you including MatLab, SPSS, Office 365 and Nvivo.


cloudSecurely send files up to 25GB to anyone with the free OxFile service. Use SharePoint to collaborate, hold club pages or organise your thesis resources. Find out about these and other ways to share your information.



globeAccess free wifi via eduroam in Oxford and other universities around the world. For secure access, use our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to reach restricted resources when you are not in the office. Have a look at our overview on connecting to the internet.



headphonesWe make free podcasts of lectures, talks and more on a wide range of topics available to anyone. Our free lecture capture service means lecturers can record their sessions for revision and greater access.



mobile oxford screen shotFind places around town, search the libraries and get live transport information with the Mobile Oxford app (also available on desktops).




lifebeltWe offer free help and advice online, by phone, face-to-face, centrally and local to your college or department. Check out all your support options. Free hardware repair or replacement if you subscribe to our computer hardware breakdown service (includes, ipads, laptops, printers, etc.)



The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) service provides large-scale central backup and archive services to postgraduates and University staff.