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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 one 55 minute session each day for Internet access, email and word processing. Two hour bookings are also available on selected PCs at Chelsea, Cheltenham, Clarinda, and Parkdale libraries.

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 using your library card number and PIN.

Book a Windows PC Online

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.


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 (910KB).

Windows PCs

Operating system and software:

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • ClearOS Internet Filtering
  • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • 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.
  • CD/DVD Burner available at all branches on 15 Minute and Filtered PCs.

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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