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Wi-fi & PCs

Free wi-fi

We provide free, high-speed wireless access in all of the Library’s public areas.

To connect, select the State Library Victoria network and open the browser on your device.

The wireless service will automatically disconnect if your device is idle for 30 minutes. Simply re-connect to continue.

For more information on using the Library's wi-fi, visit the Help for connecting to our wi-fi page.

Public computers in the Quad, Level 2

Internet PCs

We have 17 computers where you can access the internet for up to 30 minutes. These are near the Conversation Quarter in the Quad, Level 2. Two express computers are available for ten minutes each, on a walk-up basis.

PCs for creative work

We also have five more powerful computers that are suitable for audio and video editing, desktop publishing, graphic design and more, with the following software available:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Adobe suite (2020) of Acrobat DC, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fuse CC, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Prelude, Premier Pro
  • Notepad
  • NVDA screen reader. 

You can book these PCs for up to 60 minutes. These are between the Children's Quarter and Create Quarter in the Quad, Level 2.

Reserve a session on any of these computers using the dedicated bookings station, next to the internet access computers. Enter your name and select your preferred session – you'll receive a receipt with the details you'll need to enter at your computer.

Please note that only one session may be booked at a time.

Accessing the Library catalogue & esresources

PCs for using the Library's catalogue or for searching our subscription eresources are available in the Arts Reading Room, the Herald and Weekly Times Newspapers Reading Room and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Family History Reading Room.

Bookings are not required on these PCs. They do not have Microsoft Office software. You are, however, able to view and print Microsoft Office documents from these PCs.