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.

Additionally there are 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 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.

After Hours Access

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.

Other Devices

Wifi, physical internet access points and power points are available throughout the Student Centre for use with portable devices.

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.