The Library provides a number of computers for general use as well as specific Library collection computers. Clients are able to use any available computer at any time.

Remember: You must sign out of the computer and any applications when you finish your session.

General use computers

Desktop computers require login. Windows computers are managed by a session management system that allow:

  • up to four hour sessions with a countdown clock
  • the ability to extend sessions when demand is low
  • the ability to lock the screen during current session

UNSW students can Book a space to reserve a desktop computer in the bookable areas of each Library.

Print copy scan facilities are also available throughout the Libraries.

Designated computers attached to microform readers are available on level 4 in the Main Library. If assistance is required, use the Library Help Point phone.

Library collection computers

These computers are dedicated to searching items in the Library collection. You cannot access online resources or log into myLibrary from these computers, however you can access the UNSW Library website and UNSW website.

Quick print computers

These computers are dedicated for printing and found near busier print stations in the Library. They require login and can only be used for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Bloomberg terminal

A Bloomberg accessible terminal is available at the Help Zone on Level 2, Main Library.

  • Log in with your zID and zPass
  • Log in to the Bloomberg software using the login details on the desk next to the terminal
  • Once logged in to Bloomberg software press the green Help key
  • Select Live Help for chat service

Support is only available directly via Bloomberg (open 24 hours 7 days a week). Phone support Sydney +61 2 9777 8600 and Melbourne +61 3 9228 8700.

Bloomberg software provides international coverage of global equities, fixed income, derivatives, foreign exchange, debt markets, M&A, metals, soft commodities, energy, economics, news, research, earnings estimates etc.


Loan laptops

Laptops are available to UNSW students at the self-service loan lockers in the Help Zone on Level 2 of the Main Library and Ground Level next to lift at Law Library. Two lockers at an accessible height are also available at each location. Laptops can be borrowed for up to four hours at a time and must be returned to the same Library locker. A UNSW ID card is required to borrow. For more information see Laptop loans terms and conditions.

Remember to return laptops before the Library closes and within the four-hour loan period to avoid fines.

Personal laptops

UNSW Wireless network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library to use your own laptop and mobile device. For visitors and Library members, see UniWide guest Wi-Fi.

Use of Library computers

Library computers are available for Library clients for the purpose of accessing course related information and resources.

It is the responsibility of Library clients to:

Login access

A current staff / student number and zPass are required to access all UNSW Library computers except the Library collection computers.

Students or staff members not from UNSW Library can log into Library computers using the barcode number on your UNSW Library card. The default password is the password you have set up with Library staff when you collected your UNSW Library card. If you need to change your password, please see Library staff in the Help Zone.

Need help?

For assistance with Library computer hardware contact the Help Zone. Outside staffed Help Zone hours, contact IT Service Desk on +61 2 9385 1333 or submit an Ask a question form.

For printers and print queue issues, contact the Print/Copy Services desk at Level 2 Main Library on +61 2 9385 3757

For computer software or login issues, including how to configure printing from the application you are using, please visit one of the IT Walk-In Service Centres or phone +61 2 9385 1333.

For assistance with using electronic resources and Library services please visit the Help Zone or submit an Ask a question form.

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