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.
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.
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.
The pod at the south end of the computer area on Level 2 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 Service Desk). There is a magnifier and flat bed scanner available in the Level 3 computer area.
The 24/7 Computer Area is available on Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 of the Student Centre. You can access this area outside of the standard Library open hours with your Student ID card. For more information talk to the staff at the Level 2 Library Service desk.
Laptops & Other Devices
Wifi, physical internet access points and power points are available throughout 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.
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.