APNK Computers and Chromebooks

APNK Station at St Andrews Library

We have desktop computers and Chromebooks are available to members of the public for study, research and personal use. These devices, software and internet are provided by the National Library through the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK).

Creating and editing documents can be done online using services such as Google Docs or Office 365. If you wish you create or edit documents, you require a Google or Microsoft account. Please ask library staff if you need any help with this.

You can log in with their library cards or ask for a guest pass. The library computer network gives you access to the following:  

  • Subscription databases, e-journals and digital collections  

  • Emails 

  • Printing and scanning facilities.  

You must abide by APNK's computer-use policy when using our computers and follow the behaviour guidelines of Hamilton City Libraries. When the computers are in high demand we may limit the time to 30 minutes per person per day to ensure fair and equitable access for all users.

Personal devices and Wi-Fi

two girls on their phone

You’re welcome to use your laptop and other mobile devices to get internet access. We provide free, unlimited Wi-Fi which is available to anyone inside or outside the library buildings 24/7. You can connect to the network called APNK Library on your device, enter the password apnk2765. Then you need to agree to the APNK terms and conditions from your Wi-Fi compatible device to begin your session.

Most of our desks have power sockets for charging your device. But remember that the library is a public space so please don’t leave your device unattended. 

Photocopying, printing, and scanning 

Librarian using a scanner

Photocopying service is available at all branches, in both black-and-white and colour. Please approach a library staff member if you would like to photocopy something. Photocopying charges will need to be paid beforehand, please see information on Fees and Charges for more details. 

Printing and scanning

We have both black-and-white and colour printers on the APNK network. To use the network printers you’ll need to log in to a computer with your library card or guest pass. 

Printing charges are needed to be paid before printing is released. Please inform the library staff at the front desk about the device your were using (desktop computer or Chromebook) and pay at that time to get your printing. Please see information on Fees and Charges for more details. 

Self-service scanning is also available at all libraries. The user-friendly interface can guide you through the process but please ask a library staff if you need any assistance. The scanning service is free of charge.