Computing Areas

Each level of the Student Centre has computers, printing and laptop connectivity. There is also a computing area in the Teaching Resources Library.

Using the Library Computers

You will need a University of Waikato computer account to use these computers. If you're a new user, you might need to activate your user account. To print and photocopy you will need to register your Student ID card and load money on to it. See also UniCash. Enrolled University of Waikato students have free internet access via UOW Students, when using these computers and when using campus WiFi. There is more information about the University of Waikato Network and Internet here.


The Student Centre Computer Availability page will tell you how many computers are in use in each room and how many are currently available.


EndNote is installed on the majority of University computers; if EndNote is not installed on a computer you are using, please contact the computer support person for your department/faculty.

If you would like a personal copy, see the Use EndNote guide to find out how.

Chinese/Japanese/Korean Characters

All the computers in the Student Centre and at the Teaching Resources Library are set up so that web pages in Chinese, Japanese or Korean may be viewed and support for these fonts has been enabled for the Microsoft Office software as well.

After Hours Access

The 24/7 Computer Area in the East Wing of the Student Centre is available to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You'll need to get after-hours access enabled on your ID card, so talk to the staff at the Level 2 Library Enquiries desk for more information and to collect an authorization form.

Laptops & Other Devices

There are internet access points and power points all over the Student Centre for use with portable devices.

Laptops can be borrowed from the Student Centre Level 2 Service Desk and the Teaching Resources Library Service Desk. The loan period is four hours. Unfortunately, theft can be a problem and you are responsible for the replacement cost of a laptop that is not returned. Please do not leave these unattended. See also Library Regulations.

DVD Players

There are video players that will play both VHS videocassette tapes and DVDs found in the east wing of the Student Centre on Level 2. There is also a Blu-ray player. Remote controls are available from the Library Enquiries Desk.