Computing Areas

Library Computers

Each level of the Student Centre has computers, printing and laptop connectivity, and internet access. All computers are available for enrolled students and staff to use. The Student Centre Computer Availability page shows how many computers are in use in each room and how many are currently available.

There are also a computing areas in the Teaching Resources Library and Tauranga Library.

Use a Computer

To login you will need a University of Waikato computer account to use these computers. If your account has been activated, just login with your username and password. New users, you will need to activate your user account.

Available Software

All computers in the Student Centre include the following software in the standard setup:

Microsoft Office

All machines have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed.


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.

Adjustable Workstations

The pod at the south end of the computer area on Level 2 (East Wing) has adjustable workstations that are reserved for the use of students who wish to use the kneeler or gas chairs (ask at the Level 2 Enquiries Desk). In the designated place in the Level 3 computer area there is a magnifier and flat bed scanner.

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.