Computers and Wi-Fi
We provide free acces to Wi-Fi or the internet using our computers.
We have computers in the State Reference Library Reading Room that you can use to access the internet, our eresources and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). You will need our Library card to use these computers.
You can save to your USB using these computers. You can also print from your USB using the USB printing machine in the Verandah outside the State Reference Library Reading Room on Lower Ground 1. Find out more about printing at the Library.
On an express computer you can access the internet for up to 20 minutes without a Library card. You can find express computers in the Verandah, the State Reference Library Reading Room and Mitchell Library Reading Room.
For more information about using our computers see the Internet usage policy.
You can access 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.
Printing is not available via Wi-Fi but you can print from your USB at the USB printing machine in the Verandah outside the State Reference Library Reading Room on Lower Ground 1.
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.