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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. Internet-connected Apple iMacs are also available at Chelsea, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Parkdale, and Westall libraries.

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

You can book computer sessions online.

To make a computer booking, click on the Book a Windows PC Online button below. Once the logon page loads, select your desired library from the drop-down menu, enter in your library card number and password/PIN, then click Log on. On the next page, enter the required day and time, then click Reserve a Computer to create a booking. A confirmation page will appear with the details of your booking.

To book an iMac session, please check with the library for availability.

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.

Apple iMacs

Operating system and software:

  • MacOS Sierra
  • ClearOS Internet Filtering
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Z-Suite

Hardware features:

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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