Using our Computers

Newcastle Libraries is proud to offer newly upgraded computers for our members and guests! From late August 2019 there will be a range of computers available including upgraded desktop PCs and Mac desktops across all of our branches.

To get the most benefit from our libraries – become a member! It is free and easy to join  – either online  or with one of our friendly staff members in your local branch.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please check this site, our Facebook page and in our branches for updates on when Monitor and our MyMonitor portal will go live. We advise customers can set up their MyMonitor account now but please do not add money to your account or attempt to use MyMonitor to pay any fees or fines before the system is up and running.
 

Book Online:

You can book sessions on our computers to ensure you get a spot easily online through our MyMonitor portal using your MyMonitor account (see our MyMonitor page for details). Advance and online computer bookings are available to library members only, just another reason to join up, there really is more for members!

Using a computer in one of our branches:

Just drop into your local branch and enter your membership number at any computer that has a green 'available' screen to start. To ensure fair access for all we limit computer sessions to one hour at a time. If there is no other booking for the computer you are using as a member you are welcome to extend your session and continue to use it.

If you are visiting our libraries and are not a member you can still use a computer using a guest ticket for up to an hour per branch per day. You can print a guest ticket out from a kiosk and use the code to log into an available computer.  We require guests to register some details in order to access free internet so that we can continue to offer a safe online environment. 

eSafety:

Newcastle Libraries is an accredited eSmart service. As such we take measures such as content filtering and recording session use login information to ensure that our computer areas are a safe place for our community. We use software that deletes all browsing history and any downloads or files saved at the end of every session to protect your privacy – however please remember to take precautions when using online services such as banking and to sign out of any emails or accounts prior to logging off.

We ask that all members and guests agree to our usage conditions prior to logging in to one of our computers. 

Looking for more information on being eSmart and eSafety? check out our lists of eSafety resources.