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Internet Access, Computer Bookings & Printing

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

Conditions of use

Each library member can book a computer for a one 1 hour session each day for Internet access, email and word processing. If you require an additional hour, please advise library staff on site at the beginning of your session.

Bookings can be made up to a week ahead, but only 1 session at a time. This service is free, but charges apply for printing.

If you're under 16 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

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

WiFi

Wireless access is available at all branches. You do not need library membership to use the service.

To connect, look for Kingston City Council Guest WiFi, read the through terms and conditions that appear then click/tap the button to "Accept and Continue to the Internet".

Windows PCs

Operating system and software:

  • Windows 10
  • ClearOS Internet Filtering
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2019: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Z-Suite (available at Parkdale and Westall libraries)

Hardware features:

  • Sound - Patrons must provide their own headphones.
  • USB devices can be used at all branches.

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.

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