Computers, internet and Wi-Fi

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Personal computers and laptops

We have a range of personal computers and laptops available for public use in the Hamra Centre Library.

Most computers offer a 55 minute session (if unavailable then you may be offered a shorter session), with Express PCs allowing 15 minutes. Only one session per day may be booked at a time. You may book up to eight days in advance.

Bookings can be made by contacting us 8416 6228 or in person using the self-booking station. You can also walk up and use any available PC by logging in with your Library barcode number and PIN.

Both the PCs and laptops will allow extensions if no-one else requires them and you can have up to three hours computer usage per day. You must be over 18 with additional ID (preferably a driver's licence) to book a laptop.

Children under the age of 18 are required to have authorisation from their parent/legal guardian before access is granted to use our computers. As the computers are for general public use, parents and guardians should be mindful of information being accessed by children, including online gaming.

Please note: to access the personal computers or laptops your library account must be in good standing (no overdue material fees or fines more than $30). Also, if you are 15 minutes late for your booking, your session will be automatically cancelled.

Software

Our computers and laptops have internet access, are operating Windows 10 and include software programs such as:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Acrobat Reader
  • VLC Media Player
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Firefox

Wi-Fi

You can access Wi-Fi in the Library at any time. To log in you’ll need your own wireless enabled laptop or device (tablet or phone). There is a 5GB download limit per day. You do not need to be a Library member to access the Wi-Fi.

  1. In your Wi-Fi settings select LibrariesSA-Free
  2. The SA Public Libraries Terms and Conditions of Use page may open automatically, if not open a browser
  3. Tick the box confirming you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use
  4. Click on Yes, I agree