Computers and Wi-Fi

We provide free access to the internet using our Wi-Fi or computers.


We have computers in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room that you can use to access the internet, our eresources and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). You can also save to USB on these computers.

Express computers in the VerandahExpress computers in the Verandah

You will need a Library card to use these computers. Sign up for a Library card online or when you visit.

We also have express computers in the Verandah and reading rooms. You can use these computers for up to 30 minutes without a Library card.

For more information see our Internet usage policy.


Using free Wi-Fi in the Verandah Using free Wi-Fi in the Verandah

You can connect to our free Wi-Fi in all public areas of the Library. Select 'SLNSW' from the list of available networks. We're not able to help you set up your equipment to use Wi-Fi.

You can print from your own device via Wi-Fi at the Library. Wi-Fi printing is available on Windows, Android and Mac OS X platforms. Printing from iOS devices (iPad/iPhone) is limited to photos. Find out more about printing at the Library.

Please do not leave your laptop or other equipment unattended unless you have secured it with a cable lock. We cannot guarantee the security of your equipment.

Communications over a wireless network are not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and appropriate software. It is strongly recommended that you:

  • install all the latest operating system and antivirus security fixes, patches and updates
  • always have your personal firewall software enabled
  • disable file sharing to prevent any malicious users gaining access to your computer.

We recommend that you do not perform any type of internet banking or financial transactions via wireless connections/networks. We cannot guarantee the connection is secure from end to end and is not being monitored. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damage, direct or indirect, arising from your use of the wireless service, including viruses, adware or spyware.

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Macquarie St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9273 1414

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