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Internet Access & WiFi

Internet Access & Computer Bookings

There are Internet-connected computers available for the use of our patrons at every library branch.

Conditions of use

Each library member can book a computer for one 55 minute session each day for Internet access, email and word processing. Two hour bookings are also available on selected PCs at Parkdale, Cheltenham, Chelsea and Clarinda Libraries.

Bookings can be made up to a week ahead, but only 1 session at a time. This service is free but printing costs 20 cents per page.

If you're under 18 you will need permission from your parent or guardian to use the computers.

All computer users must agree to the terms of use outlined in our Public Internet Usage Policy, Guidelines and Procedures.

All computer users must abide by Australian Copyright law.

Booking a Computer Session

You can book computer sessions online using your library card number and PIN.

Book a PC Online

Bookings can also be made in person at one of our branches or by calling 1300 135 668.

Wi-Fi

Wireless access is available at all branches. You must be a registered library member to use this service. For further information, check our guide Wireless Internet @ Kingston Libraries (434KB).

Computer Software

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • ClearOS Internet Filtering
  • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Adobe Flash Player

Computer Features

  • Sound - Patrons must provide their own headphones.
  • USB devices can be used at all branches.
  • CD/DVD Burner available at all branches on 15 Minute and Filtered PCs.
  • Black and white printing available at all branches - 20 cents per page.
  • Colour printing is available at Chelsea, Cheltenham, Parkdale and Clarinda libraries at a cost of $2.00 per A4 page and $4.00 per A3 page.
  • Documents can be scanned to a USB device. This is a free service and is available at Chelsea, Cheltenham, Parkdale and Clarinda Libraries.
  • 3D Printing is available at Parkdale Library.

Protecting Yourself Online

The Australian Government has produced several resources offering useful informaton to help inform you about your security and safety when using the Internet, and how you can stay smart online.