Computers and Wi-Fi
We provide free access to the internet through our eresearch and express computers.
On the eresearch computers you can access the internet and our eresources, but not email. You will need a Library card.
To book an eresearch computer, use any available computer in the Library or a bookings computer. You can book up to two weeks ahead. Your booking will be deleted if you arrive more than 10 minutes late. You will need a Library card.
On the express computers you can access the internet, including email, for up to 20 minutes. You don't need to book these computers.
You can print from the eresearch and express computers but you can't save to a USB.
There are three computers in the State Reference Library with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can print and save to your USB on these computers. You can book one of these computers for two hours a day using the bookings computer.
There is a USB printing machine in the Verandah outside the State Reference Library Reading Room on Lower Ground 1.
For more information about using our computers see the Internet usage policy.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the Library. We are 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. The Library 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.