Branch libraries provide a variety of computing and multimedia facilities, including
- Student PC labs
- Quick search and public access computers
- Wired and wireless laptop access
- Audiovisual equipment
- Adaptive technology labs (Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point)
The information below provides an overview of the arrangements in the libraries. However, the specific facilities provided in each branch library varies; so please check what's available at your local branch when you next visit or, alternatively, you can browse the branch library floor plans.
All branch libraries have Student PC labs providing networked PCs offering access to:
- Student email
- Library catalogue
- Library databases
- Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Adobe Acrobat reader for PDF documents
- Playing CDs and DVDs (Please note: you must supply your own headphones)
- Reading and writing to portable USB drive
- Writing to CD
- Networked printing
Student PC labs within the libraries are only available during opening hours. However, there are many other Faculty, central and 24 hour PC labs available on all campuses.
Quick search and public access computers, such as the one pictured on the right, are located on all levels throughout the library branches.
They provide access to:
- Library catalogue
- Library databases (limited selection for members of the general public)
- Student email (Webmail)
- Internet (not available to the general public)
- Microsoft Office readers (i.e. no editing facilities)
- Adobe Acrobat reader for PDF documents.
You can not save to USB; nor can you listen to audio.
Wireless laptops may be used throughout the library buildings. Wireless areas in the buildings are marked on each branch library's floor plans.
Power points and ports are also available at a limited number of work tables and carrels in study areas.
You can also borrow a laptop for up to 4 hours from Law and Caboolture Libraries. At Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove Campuses they can be borrowed from AV Services.
Equipment for viewing and listening to audiovisual material such as videos, CDs and DVDs, is available in all the branch libraries. Portable DVD players are also available for loan from the Kelvin Grove Library. Please note: you must supply your own headphones.
Microfilm and microfiche readers and printers are available for use with documents stored in these formats e.g. back issues of newspapers. They are usually available in the QPS area.
Please ask at the Learning and research Desk for more information or browse the branch library floor plans.
The Adaptive Technology Laboratories are equipped with specialized computing equipment, enabling students with a disability to independently access the various electronic media essential for academic success.
For more information about access to the labs and using the resources provided, please contact the Equity Section.
Labs are located at:
- Gardens Point - Room V502
- Kelvin Grove - Room R205