Tech in the Library

The library offers a wide range of standard and specialist tech and equipment.

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  • Computers

    Computers are available at all of our branches. Most require a University ID login for access. Public PCs, which do not require a login and provide access to a wide range of online resources, are also available for walk-in access at all branches. These have a timeout of between 30-60 minutes, depending on the branch library.

    At the Barr Smith Library:

    • University computers are available on Levels 1, 2, 3, and the mezzanine.
    • A Mac computer is available in Room 213 - bookings essential .
    • Public PCs are located on Levels 1, 2, and 3.

    At the Sir John Salmond Law Library:

    • University computers are available on the ground and lower ground levels.
    • Public PCs are located on the ground level.

    At the Waite Campus Library:

    • University computers are available for student and staff use.
    • Public PCs are available with a time-out of 60 minutes.

    At the Roseworthy Campus Library:

    • University computers are available for student and staff use.
    • Public PCs are available for walk-in access.
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  • Headphones

    Headphones are available for 3 hour loan - to borrow a pair please visit an Ask Library service point.

  • iPads

    iPads can be borrowed by staff and students from Ask Library on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library - check iPad availability in Library Search

    iPads are available to borrow for up to 10 weeks and each iPad comes with a case and a charger. While you don't need to have an Apple ID to use the iPad you can choose to login as yourself. Please be aware that iPads are securely reset and wiped after every loan, so you will need to ensure that you back up any documents before returning the iPad.

  • USBs

    Forget to bring a USB flash drive to the library? No problem! USB flash drives are available for 3 hour loan from all Ask Library service points.

  • Portable disc drives

    Need to play a CD or DVD but your PC / laptop has no disc drive? Portable disc drives that connect via USB drive are available for 3 hour loan from the Ask Library service point located at each library.

  • AV viewing room

    An audio-visual (AV) viewing room is available on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library to watch videos. Room key and remote controls can be borrowed for 3 hours from the Ask Library service point.

  • Microform viewers for microfilm and microfiche

    Microform viewers and scanners are available in the Barr Smith Library and the Sir John Salmond Law Library. Please note:

    • To view specific microform you will first need to request them via Library Search.
    • Microform viewers can be in high demand during peak times and bookings can be made by contacting Ask Library.
    • Training is available in the use of the microform viewers. Contact Ask Library to arrange training, particularly if you are new to microform.
    • Bring a USB flash drive to save your scans.
  • Electronic whiteboard

    Waite and Roseworthy campus libraries have electronic whiteboards available for use in the library. Whiteboard accessories can be borrowed from Ask Library at Roseworthy campus for 3 hour loan.

  • MoCOWS - movable computer with a large screen

    With supersized screens, MoCOWS are great for project work or when you need to get together for a group assignment. MoCOWS are available for use within the Waite and Roseworthy campus libraries.

  • Barr Smith video recording studio

    Located on level 2 of the Barr Smith Library, the Video Recording Studio is run by LEI and is bookable via calendar. Find out more ...