Library computers & technology

Students studying on computers in the business school computer lab.

Onsite technology

The Academy Library has a range of technology for UNSW Canberra students and staff to use. These include: 

  • laptops
  • multifunction printers 
  • AV viewing station 
  • microform reader.


UNSW students can borrow laptops for up to 4 hours at a time. To borrow a laptop, please see staff at the Library Service Desk.

You'll need to familiarise yourself with the laptop loans terms and conditions before borrowing a laptop. You must return laptops during Academy Library opening hours to avoid fines. For more information, please talk with Library staff at the service desk or reach out via Ask Us.

Saving work

Files may be saved to your home drive or portable USB drive or external HD. If you email yourself your assignment, please make sure it's also saved to your H-drive. Click on 'save', rather than 'open', when you're prompted to download the attached file, otherwise you may lose your document. We recommend you save work regularly during each session to avoid losing your work.


UNSW students and staff

On campus, Wi-Fi services are available for UNSW Canberra students and staff in the Library. Ask us for more information on UNSW Canberra wireless networks.

Guests and visitors

Information, Communication and Technology Services (ICTS) is currently undertaking a trial of a new Wi-Fi service across campus for visitors and guests. This wireless network is called "UNSW Canberra Guest" and is available within ICTS, Building 1, the Cafe and Library.

To connect to this network, visitors and guests need to register their name and email address. An authentication message is then sent to the nominated email. It contains a link which grants access to 'UNSW Canberra Guest' for 24 hours. After this time re-registration is required. This time will be extended when the service is available more broadly.

Please note, the 'UNSW Canberra Guest' Wi-Fi is not intended for anyone with an existing zID as it does not permit access to UNSW internal systems. The Eduroam Wi-Fi network should be used in this case.

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