Television, computer and internet facilities

""Brisbane City Council libraries offer free internet access and free internet and computer training courses for all library members. Televisions for public viewing are also available in some libraries

Televisions

Several Council libraries display televisions for public viewing. In addition, Brisbane Square Library has two DVD pods that can be booked to watch Foxtel or FTA.

Library Types of programs for public display
Banyo Library News, sport 
Brisbane Square Library  News, sport, content for young people 
Carindale Library News, sport 
Chermside Library News, sport 
Coopers Plains Library News, sport
Garden City Library  News, sport 
Grange Library News, sport
Indooroopilly Library  News, sport 
Kenmore Library (two screens)  News, sport 
Mitchelton Library News, sport 
Sunnybank Hills Library News, sport 

Internet access

To book a computer at a library:

  • use Council's computer reservation service
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • phone the National Relay Service on 133 677 (or 133 NRS), a user-friendly service for people with speech impairment, hearing impairment or deafness

Wireless access 

Wireless internet access is provided to library members in all Council libraries during opening hours.

You don't need to make a booking to use the internet if you bring your wireless enabled laptop to the library.

For more information, visit the eLibCat library catalogue.

Courses

You can attend a range of computer and device training courses at Council libraries free of charge. For times and locations of these courses, ask library staff or check the library events calendar and search for events by library.

Learning lounges

The learning lounges are free and allow for longer computer and online access. It is meant to be used for specific learning or research needs, rather than general internet or email. The facility can be used by library members individually or in groups.

Learning lounge locations

Learning lounges are located at the following libraries:

Learning lounge conditions of use

In a learning lounge you can:

  • access online resources, including computer tutorials and full text databases
  • complete study, homework and further education
  • do business, education or private research
  • make job and other government or business applications
  • access specialist software

Learning lounge computer bookings

The requirements for booking a learning lounge computer are:

  •  you must have Brisbane City Council library membership. Residents from reciprocal Councils are only entitled to use public internet computer facilities when they have Brisbane Council Council library membership under the reciprocal membership arrangement
  • bookings are limited to two hours per day and can be made up to one week in advance
  • sessions must be booked with library staff by phone or in person at a Council library
  • customers must accept the Internet Use Guidelines at the start of the session.

Word processing

Word processing services are provided free to all library members and are available at all Council libraries. You can use CD/DVD-ROMs and USB memory sticks in these computers (floppy disks are no longer supported).

To book a computer, refer to internet access.

03 August 2015