Laundry rooms are located in each accommodation site. On main site, the laundry room is in the basement of staircase 8 (chapel quad). The Lincoln House/staircase 15 laundry room is on the middle floor of staircase 15, opposite room 12.
When you arrive at Lincoln, you will need to collect a laundry card from porters lodge that you’ll need to top up online. At the time of writing, these cards are free to collect. In the newer machines (in staircase 8 and Mitre) it is possible to just use your phone instead of the top-up card.
Circuit (www.circuit.co.uk) operates laundromat facilities and you can top-up your card online with a minimum top-up payment of £5. A wash costs £2 and the dryer £1.50.
Irons are available to borrow from the Lodge although some laundry rooms have ones already. Ironing boards are also available to borrow; they can be found in the laundry rooms or nearby.
First Time Doing Laundry? Don't Panic!
Here’s some top tips to do your laundry at Lincoln for the first time!
- Separate out dark or colour intensive items and wash them separately – a bright coloured towel can tint white socks!
- Buy some laundry pods – you can use detergent but it’s super easy just to buy laundry detergent pods: you just chuck one in (or two if very dirty). Their coating dissolves in hot water and you don’t need to add anything else.
- For a standard wash, use the default options of Eco with 40°C Bright Colours. This wash takes 35 minutes.
- To dry, use the Perm Press setting and this will take about 50 minutes. Clear out the lint tray before you wash – it will be full of fluff from the last wash! Your items will come out about 95% dry so it’s worth airing them for a short period in your room before you put them away.
Especially in Winter, we highly recommend that you use the dryers rather than air drying in your room – it’ll stop your room from getting damp!
If there’s an issue with a Laundromat machine, you can report it using the usual maintenance report form from the Quicklinks tab in the menu above.