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Computers and Internet Access

Computers

There is limited access to PCs at Corrimal, Dapto, Helensburgh, Thirroul, Warrawong, and Wollongong.
Our staff are not able to provide computer assistance due to social distancing requirements.

All our libraries have computers that you can use for free for word processing, to check your email, or to go online.

Computers are available on a 'first come, first served' basis. However if you want to reserve a computer for a specific time, see our staff or call the relevant library location.

You will need to log in to the computer using your library membership details, and accept our conditions of use. If you're not a member, ask library staff to set up a guest membership that will give you access to computers.

Computer sessions time out after one hour. As long as nobody else is waiting to use the computer, you can ask library staff for a time extension.

You can also print, scan and copy at our libraries.

Internet and WiFi

You can access the internet for free using the library's computers, or by connecting your own device to our WiFi hotspots.

Here's how to use our free WiFi:

  • Make sure WiFi is turned on in settings
  • Your device should automatically pick up our wireless signal
  • Look for Library Free WiFi and accept our terms of use
  • Open a browser and go to any web address starting with http or https
  • Make sure that pop-ups are enabled in your browser.

Keep in mind that the speed of the wireless connection can be affected by your distance from the access point, and the number of people using the network at the same time. Try moving to a different part of the library to improve the connection.

When using your own device, make sure the battery is fully charged, and be prepared to be self-powered. Electrical outlets are not always available in the library.

You should also consider the safety of others when using electrical cords. Do not string or run cords across public traffic areas. We have cable covers available, so please ask staff if you need one.

Read our terms and conditions before using the library's computers or internet.

Headphones and USB drives

We have headphones and USB drives available for purchase at-cost at all of our libraries. Please see staff for details.