Most students find the use of a computer essential; therefore the College has invested in high-speed internet for all student rooms, both on the main College site and in College houses. Wi-fi is also available across the site and in all student rooms.

Downing College also provides 24-hour computing facilities with free access to the internet via the Computer Room. This houses 10 PCs, two Apple Macs and printing facilities. Some university departments also have their own facilities.

Further information for students planning to have their own computer, including any recommended hardware and software, technical and cost details of networking, will be sent to successful candidates.