State Library computers are provided for use to our customers for a variety of purposes. Some computers may be used for email and web browsing while others are used for research only. Some computers need to be booked whilst others don't - depending on the nature of your computer usage.
A booking time-limit applies for most State Library computers:
All customers using State Library computers must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy for Library Customers (“the Acceptable Use Policy”) at all times.
State Library computers are not to be used for:
As set out in the Acceptable Use Policy, access to the internet via a State Library computer by children under the age of 18 is the responsibility of the child's parent or guardian. The State Library accepts no responsibility or liability for a child’s use of State Library Computers.
State Library computers do not allow access to the Hard Drive.
For security reasons, State Library computers are automatically wiped of all data when a user logs off. Any files saved locally on the computers will not be recoverable.
State Library computer software 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 must 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.