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Computer use clauses

A booking time-limit applies for most State Library computers:

  • Computers may be booked for up to 2 hours
  • There is no limit to search State Library catalogue computers.

State Library computers are not to be used for:

  • games
  • downloading music or software
  • accessing inappropriate (obscene, offensive or defamatory) websites.

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 not to tamper with computer security or change established settings.

Offensive or obscene material

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.