Due to COVID-19 regulations computers will be spread out to help with physical distancing. A reduced number of computers will be available for customers with a State Library card, at first for 1 hour per day.
Find out what has changed by reading the State Library reopening FAQs.
A booking time-limit applies for most State Library computers:
State Library computers are not to be used for:
Access to the internet by children under the age of 18 is the responsibility of the child's parent or guardian.
State Library computers do not allow access to the Hard Drive.
For security reasons, computers are automatically wiped of all data when a user logs off. Any files saved locally on the computers will not be recoverable.
Computer applications are provided on the assumption that customers know how to use them. Information Desk staff are unable to provide more than basic assistance to customers using software applications.
Customers are requested to respect the designated uses of each computer and to comply with any specific conditions of use for designated machines and not tamper with computer security or change established settings.
Regulation 6 of the Libraries Regulations 2013 states that:
A person must not use a computer that is the property of the Board and is situated on library premises -
(a) to transmit any material that is defamatory, obscene or offensive; or
(b) to knowingly access obscene material.