This page is about the technology that you can access in our libraries. Information about using the technologies that we offer is available in our How to & FAQ. Look under the Computers and the Facilities and Equipment sections.
All our libraries offer free access to personal computers and printer/copiers and the internet as well as free WiFi available 24/7. Computer access and printing is managed through the Pharos system. Follow the links below for more information about:
- Internet access
- Our computers
Pharos (printing, copying and computer booking system)
- Pharos payment gateway (top up your account)
- Wifi access
Printing and copying
Having problems with library technology? Ask a staff member if you're in one of our libraries, try our LiveOnline chat service (in the Help menu, top right) or fill out our technical help form.
Library Apps & Tools
We have a number of Apps and Tools available for library users.
Library Catalogue / Your Account
The Bibliocommons app allows you to easily search for titles in the catalogue, reserve them and manage your account.
Use third party services like Library Elf and Library Books for Mac to get overdue alerts.
eResources with apps
Most of our eResources will just work on your mobile device but the following have apps to use:
- Askews eBooks
- Mango languages
- OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
- PressReader newspapers and magazines
- RBDigital Magazines
- Wheelers eBooks
Other apps and tools
- Pharos Mobile printing apps (iOS and Android)
- Te Whata Raki: our Māori experience for kids (iOS and Android)
- RSS feeds automatically update you with our latest content
We have a wide range of technology titles in our collection from learning how to use your new device to computer programming, electronics and engineering - just search the catalogue for whatever you are looking for.
eResources such as Safari Tech Books and Lynda.com have tutorials and reference books for learning everything from digital photography to computer networking. Zinio eMagazines includes dozens of technology titles from Computer Arts to Wired. There are also technology titles in our eBook collections.
Programmes & classes
Our libraries and learning centres offer a variety of options for learning about technology for the very young to seniors. Choose 'Technology' from the event types in our calendar to see what is coming up.