Public Computers

There are public computers for anyone to use at Whangārei Central, Kamo, Onerahi and Tikipunga Libraries.

All computers are free to use however they are time limited to:

  • 1 hour maximum at Whangārei Central Library.
  • 30 minutes maximum at Kamo, Onerahi and Tikipunga Libraries.

You can reserve time on a computer using the My Monitor service.

Reserve a computer

Printing and scanning charges apply.

Printing prices

Library staff are happy to help you with the basics of using the computers and software.

Reserve a computer

You can book public computers at Whangārei Central, Kamo, Onerahi and Tikipunga Libraries.

Book a computer by:

  • phone us on 09 430 4206
  • ask for assistance at the Information desk at any of our libraries
  • online with My Monitor.

How to reserve a computer with My Monitor

Reserve a computer with My Monitor now

To find out about setting up a My Monitor account go to:

About My Monitor account

Software on public computers

The following software is available on the public and E-Learning computers:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Browser: Edge
  • Adobe Reader for PDF documents
  • Gimp for editing images
  • Cura for 3D printing files
  • access to Google Drive
  • screen snipping tool.

All computers have:

  • USB drives for reading, downloading and printing files.
  • read only CD/DVD drives.

Access to some websites are blocked for security reasons

Applications cannot be downloaded.

Genealogy Room computers

For researching your family history with the assistance of the Genealogy volunteers, there are computers available, free of charge in the Genealogy Room, on the first floor at Whangārei Central Library. 

Charges apply for printing from these computers.

Times when these computers are available:

  • Monday 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

Family history services

Computer and internet services policy

Conditions of internet access for library computers

Access is provided to the Internet on public computers by Whangarei District Libraries to enable customers to access the wealth of information available.

While the library will attempt to block access to internet sites with explicit content, which may reasonably be considered to be objectionable or offensive, it cannot guarantee that users will not encounter sites with content which they find offensive.

While the library will assist children in the safe use of the Internet it does not accept responsibility for supervising that use. Parents and caregivers have the primary responsibility for supervising their children's use of the library, including their use of the Internet.

The library reserves the right to terminate any customer's access to the internet if staff consider that the customer is behaving in an unacceptable way. Unacceptable behaviour includes:

  1. viewing what is deemed by the library to be offensive or objectionable material.
  2. acting in any way that might endanger the security of the library network, or the integrity or security of any other network or Internet site.
  3. use of library computers to infringe copyright, including by means of file sharing; and acting in any way contrary to these Conditions of Access.

The library has no control over and will give no guarantees as to the currency, accuracy or reliability of information on the internet and will accept no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from the use of this information.

The library cannot guarantee the security of any personal data or information transmitted using the library public access internet facilities.

Any link which may be provided from the library website to any other website does not imply an endorsement of that other website or its content by either the Whangarei District Libraries or the Whangarei District Council.

Due to the size of some downloads, access to most audio and video files will not be available on these computers.

Copyright policy for library services