Computers and Internet
Upper Hutt Public Library has 26 computers for the public to use with FREE Internet. The Library is part of the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) who provide free Internet and Wifi to libraries in New Zealand.
Your Library card can be used to access the computers, out of town guests may use guest passes from staff. Reservations are not necessary, but advisable during busy periods.
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Libre Office
- Media Player
- For a full list click here
Feel free to bring a USB so you can create, save and print documents or you can purchase an 8GB USB Drive for $10 from the Help Desk.
Printing, photocopying and scanning
- 20c per page for black and white printing (A4 only)
You can now print in colour by using the MobilePrint portal
- $1 for colour printing (A4 and A3)
- 20c per side for black and white photocopying
- $1 per page for colour photocopying (A4 & A3)
- Scanning up to A3 size documents is FREE
Free wifi access provided by APNK is available from 7.30am – 9.30pm.
To access the wifi you will need to find the “Upper Hutt Library” network on your device and connect. Once connected you will need to agree to the APNK terms and conditions.
Computer Mentors are volunteers who can assist with establishing email accounts, preparing documents, completing online forms, downloading photographs, scanning and saving documents. This service is FREE!
Computer Mentors are available on the following days:
- Monday 10am-12noon
- Wednesday 10am-12noon
- Thursday 10am-12noon
- Friday 1-3pm
- Saturday 10am-12noon
Upper Hutt City Library Acceptable Internet Use Policy
Users of the Library’s Internet connection are required to have read and agreed with the conditions of this access policy.
CONDITIONS OF USE
Use of the Library’s computers must comply with all NZ Legal Statutes. The following are examples of some of the prohibited activities:
- Accessing pornography
- Taking copies of copyright material
- Downloading copyright-protected music
- Intimidating or offensive behaviour towards other users on the Internet
DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Use of the computers is the user’s responsibility (Library staff are available to give limited assistance but may not have the expertise or time needed for every request)
- Parents are advised to supervise their children’s use of the Internet
- While we endeavour to block unacceptable sites we cannot guarantee that we are able to prevent all objectionable sites (Please let staff know of any offensive material found on a screen)