PC pools

The HRZ has three publicly accessible PC pool rooms. Two pool rooms are located on the Stadmitte campus, one is located on the Lichtwiese campus. After registering with your TU-ID at one of the workstations, you can access the internet, check your e-mails, work with different software as well as print and scan.

User groups

All students of TU Darmstadt can use the pool rooms for study-related work without reservation, as long as they are not reserved.

Departments and institutes of the TU Darmstadt that would like to use a PC pool for student training are asked to contact the HRZ-Service.

You can use PC pools at TU Darmstadt for the following

The PC pool rooms offer...

The publicly accessible PC pool rooms with a total of 181 workstations offer:

  • internet usage
  • use of various software
  • printing services with several black and white printers and one colour laser printer, each with integrated flatbed scanner
  • temporary reservation of pool room S1|03 by subject areas and institutes for teaching purposes

Details of the respective room equipment can be found below.

Information about reserved workstations and reservation times will be displayed in the pool rooms for the current week.

Opening hours

Stadtmitte S1|02 Room 030 (Pool S1) Monday – Friday closed
S1|22 Room 020 (Lernzentrum Karl-Plagge-Haus) Monday – Friday closed
Lichtwiese L1|01 Room 54 (Pool L1) Monday – Friday closed
All PC pool rooms are closed on public holidays.

Please note that the timer can switch off up to 15 minutes earlier in all PC pool rooms.

PC pool room equipment

  • 16 PCs: Windows workstation computer
  • Black and white laser printer and color laser printer (details and prices for printing in the PC pool.
  • Multi-function device (colour printer) with built-in flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder

You can report problems with printouts in the PC pools via the following online form.

Pool S1

  • 9 PCs: Windows workstation computer
  • 32 Standing desk workstations
  • Black and white laser printer and color laser printer
  • Multi-function device (colour printer) with built-in flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder

Study Centre (Lernzentrum) Karl-Plagge-Haus

  • 40 PCs: Windows workstation computer
  • 8 high table workstations
  • Multi-function device (colour printer) with integrated flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder

Details and prices for printing in the PC pool
Please use this online formular to report any issue with printing at this location.

What software is available in the PC pool rooms?

  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Citavi
  • LibreOffice
  • MS Office 2016
  • openjdk
  • Atom Editor
  • Paint.NET
  • PuTTY
  • Notepad++
  • MiKTeX
  • Texmaker
  • Miniconda3
  • VS code
  • WinRAR
  • 7-Zip
  • Ansys
  • Corel Graphics
  • Corel Technics
  • IBM SPSS Amos
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • MATLAB
  • Weisang Flexpro

Students of the TU Darmstadt must register with their TU-ID. By entering the pool room, each user declares his or her agreement to the mandatory pool rules (opens in new tab).

The General Regulations for the Use of the Information Processing and Communication Infrastructure of the TU Darmstadt (opens in new tab) and the IT Security Policy of the TU Darmstadt (opens in new tab) also apply.

The service is free of charge.