Internet and Technology

 

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We have recently updated the Public Access Computers and Internet Policy.  Please familiarise yourself with the conditions of use for these resources.

Each Hobsons Bay branch offers free wi-fi access and desktop PC use for library members. To ensure fair access for all, there is a time limit on the use of public PCs.

Please note, in line with our current COVID-19 safety measures, desktop PCs are currently available to use for 30 minutes per day. For more information about the current restrictions, click here.

We recommend booking your computer timeslot in advance to avoid disappointment. Click here to book a computer.

Before using the computers or wi-fi network at Hobsons Bay Libraries please read the Public Access Computers and Internet Policy.

Having trouble with using computers?
Our staff are more than happy to offer tips and advice on using computers, and we regularly offer hands-on classes in a supportive and friendly environment. Tutorials from The Computer School may also be of assistance.

Print, Scan and Copy

Printing and photocopying is available at all branches.  You will need to bring your library card in order to print or copy. You can scan your documents to a USB at no charge.

Print and photocopy charges

Black and white     Colour
A4: 30c per page   A4: 60c per page
A3: 50c per page   A3: $1.20 per page

You can send or receive faxes at all branches. Contact your relevant branch for their inbound fax number.

Concession rates are available for faxing upon sight of approved concession ID such as a health care card or pension card.

Fax charges

Send Local Melbourne     Send Australia    Send overseas
First page:$2.80/1.45 conc.   First page: $4.10/1.45 conc.   First page: $6.40/3.80 conc.
Per page thereafter: $1.75/0.85   Per page thereafter: $2.40/0.85   Per page thereafter: $1.65/0.85
Receive a fax: $1.75        

 

3D Object Scanning

3D object scanning is available at Williamstown Library using HP Sprout. You can scan a wide variety of small objects into a variety of file formats. Sprout’s 3D Capture app creates a high resolution, full colour 3D digital model that you can manipulate any way you choose.

Book Sprout online via Williamstown, Heritage Room, W-PC-Sprout

 

Creative technology equipment

Hobsons Bay Libraries have a large range of Creative technologies equipment available at the Creative Technology Hub at Seaworks, Williamstown. The variety of equipment includes a laser scanner, 3D printer and green screen equipment, to name just a few. To see a full list of all of the creative technology equipment available at the Creative Technology Hub, click here

 

Gaming

Drop in to Altona North to play the PS4 or visit Altona Meadows to play one of our XBOX Kinect consoles.