Computers & internet

Access the public computers and internet at Adelaide City Libraries.

You don’t need to be a member of Adelaide City Libraries to gain access to public computers, internet, printing, photocopying and scanning facilities. Just bring a card from any library in the One Card Network or a piece of valid photo ID.

Wireless internet access

The Adelaide City Libraries are hotspots for free wireless access. There are two different services you can connect your laptop or other wireless devices to - Adelaide Free open network or the secure SA Public Libraries network. For assistance in setting up a wireless connection just ask our friendly staff members for assistance.


Each of the library locations has computers available for public use. While they are available to members and visitors alike, usage conditions vary slightly:

Library members

  • Use your library barcode and PIN from any SA public library to reserve a computer and log in.
  • Bookings can be made for one hour at a time, with a maximum of two hours per customer per day. 
  • Users under the age of 18 can use the computers to access Microsoft Office and other offline programs, but not the internet without parental/guardian consent, given at the time of registration.


  • Identification is required to use the computer service.
  • Obtain a temporary visitor pass and PIN from the front counter.
  • Your visitor pass will be active for 28 days
  • A maximum of one-hour computer use per visitor per day is available. 

Book a Computer

Conditions of use

Adelaide City Libraries are eSmart. For the safety and protection of everyone, when using our public internet service we expect you to abide by our acceptable use policy. If using one of the public computers, you agree to our conditions of use. Any inappropriate behaviour will result in loss of access to the service.

Examples include:

  • displaying inappropriate or offensive material on library computers
  • harassment, or bullying of other customers
  • altering or damaging computer hardware, software, settings or files
  • the intentional violation of copyright law. Customers must be aware of and agree to abide by copyright regulations.