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IT Support

The IT Support team are your first point of contact with IT Services.

Get in touch

Phone: +44 (0)1904 323838


Visit: The Library and IT Help Desk is on the ground floor of the JB Morrell Library and can help you with:

  • Password resets
  • Connecting to the University wifi

If you need help with a more complex enquiry, we ask that you call or email us.

Twitter: @UoYITServices

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Opening times

Phone, email and Help Desk support

  • 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Out of hours

  • IT emergencies: All critical IT systems are monitored out of hours and we will be alerted of any issues (eg major network failure). Follow @UoYITServices for updates.
  • IT security emergencies: contact CERT
  • To leave a message for the IT Support team: call +44 (0)1904 323838

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IT Support team

Left to right: Simon Craft, Chris Gowland, Jo Loftus, Tamsyn Quormby, Chris Johnson, Helen Parker, Ben Greenwood, John Campbell and Karl Cousins.

  • Jo Loftus (IT Support Manager)
  • Karl Cousins
  • Simon Craft
  • Chris Gowland
  • Ben Greenwood
  • Adrian Hollingsworth
  • Chris Johnson
  • Helen Parker
  • Tamsyn Quormby

What we offer

Laptop repair service

We work with a local company to provide a laptop repair service for all members of the University:

We can help with a wide range of queries, including:

  • forgotten usernames and passwords
  • connecting University-owned and personal devices to the network
  • setting up and using York Print Plus on both University-owned and personal devices
  • using and installing University applications and systems including Google Workspace, Microsoft Office and Endnote
  • advice and guidance for a wide range of IT-related queries (eg storage, backing up data, choosing equipment and IT security)
  • help removing viruses and malware
  • help with a range of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS (your machine doesn't have to be University-owned to ask for help).

If we can't resolve your query, we may need to refer it on to specialist second-line support staff.

See our IT Services Support Policy for more information.

Self help

When you simply need some information, such as how to set up your device to connect to the wifi or top up your print credit, you can:

Bomgar remote control

When helping you, we may use Bomgar, a tool that allows us, with your permission, to connect to your machine.

We can use this tool to connect to machines both on and off campus.


If you have any comments about the Library and IT Help Desk, please get in touch:

If you prefer, you can email Jo Loftus, IT Support Manager, directly: