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ICT use and security policy

Our information & communication technology security policy applies to all computers and computer-related equipment – including personal laptops and hand-held devices – used at the Library. Use of any computers or computer-related equipment at the Library assumes acceptance of our terms and conditions of use.


State Library computer equipment must not be used for any illegal, unauthorised or dangerous purpose and must be used in accordance with federal and state laws, and the policies and by-laws of the Library. This includes processing or copying information that in any way breaches or infringes copyright, patents or any other intellectual property rights.

Computer equipment must not be used to defame, libel, ridicule or disparage any person or organisation. It must not be used to access or display material that is discriminatory or otherwise inappropriate.

Users must not interfere with the Library's computer equipment or disrupt any other user or service. This includes adding, deleting or changing anything on the Library's computer equipment without approval from an authorised member of the Library's staff.

While accessing the internet, users of the Library's computer equipment who are under the age of 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

Wi-fi-specific conditions

  • We shall not accept responsibility or liability for any damages resulting from (but not limited to) loss of data, delays, non-deliveries, service interruptions, technical difficulties or transmission of viruses.
  • You are solely responsible for your device's anti-virus software and for the security of your information.
  • The Library does not provide technical support for wi-fi access. For assistance, please refer to your user manual or contact your hardware or software provider.
  • Please take note of any device settings before you change them. We are not responsible for any changes that you make to your computer's settings to access the wireless network.


The State Library reserves the right to change the policies and by-laws relating to the use of the State Library's computer equipment at any time without notice.

The Library is entitled to monitor any activity on its computer equipment for statistical reports. Activity is monitored in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

The Library is not responsible for the accuracy of content and information accessed using computer equipment. Users can make complaints to the Australian Communications and Media Authority about prohibited content or potential prohibited content.

To the extent permitted by law, the Library is not under any liability in respect of any loss or damage to any person or property whether direct, indirect or consequential that may be incurred from the use of Library computer equipment.

The Library accepts no responsibility for security on the internet. Sending information on Library computer equipment via the internet, including information relating to any financial transaction, is undertaken at the user's sole risk.


Any infringement of these terms and conditions may lead to:

  • denial of access to the Library's computer equipment
  • being escorted from the premises
  • exclusion from the Library for a period set by the Library
  • referral to an appropriate legal authority