Use of Library Computers

General Information


Avondale Library provides both wireless and network access to computers and the Internet for research and study purposes. Computers and data points are located throughout the library. Students wishing to access the wireless environment should contact IT Services.

Computers in the Training Room on the lower floor of the Library may be used by students when not in use for lectures and library training sessions.

All Network computers are PC's running Windows XP and are loaded with Internet access, library catalogue, online databases, Microsoft Office Suite and EndNote . In addition computers in the TMC area are loaded with Frontpage(6 machines) and Foodworks (2 machines)

Headphones may be borrowed from the Loans Desk in exchange for your student ID Card.

Conditions of use


Registered students agree to the following terms and conditions.

Library computers are not to be used for:
  • email

  • chat sessions

  • games

  • permanently downloading files to the hard drive without removing them to a floppy disc, flash drive etc.

  • accessing sites that could be considered irrelevant to research activities

  • real-time audio or video for purposes other than authorised research


  • Users must adhere to the following:
  • recognise that the purpose of having Internet access in the library is to support the research needs of library users

  • will not alter the existing configuration of the PCs in any way, including screensavers, wallpaper and desktop layout

  • agree to notify library staff if you accidentally download files onto the hard drive, so they can be removed

  • realise that breaches of the above conditions may mean that you will be suspended - temporarily or permanently - from using the Internet via the library PCs


  • Email


    Computers in White 113 are available for email and general word processing. White 113 is open during library opening hours, and after hours from 5:30am to Midnight.

    Other Facilities


    Four OPAC's located throughout the library provide access to the library catalogue only.
    Printing from network computers is charged to your print quota. To recharge this account see the Librarian at the Circulation Desk.
    Last Updated:10th May 2012
    Updated By: Michelle Down