"Libraries function as crucial technology hubs, not merely for free Web access, but those who need computer training and assistance. Library business centers help support entrepreneurship and retraining."

Scott Turow

Technology & Internet Access

Internet and Email

  • Internet access is available at all branches. Use of the internet is in accordance with Blue Mountains City Library’s Acceptable Use Guidelines which can be read here.
  • Access is free to library members. Cards must be presented.
  • Limited access is available for non-members for a small fee.
  • Bookings are available as 1 hour or 1/2 hour sessions. Maximum usage of 1.5 hours per day.
  • Advance bookings are recommended for computer use during busy periods. Bookings cancel 10 minutes after scheduled starting times.
  • Persons under 16 must have Junior Internet Membership or be accompanied a parent or guardian to access the Internet.

Word Processing

  • Computers in all branches have Microsoft Word, Publisher & Excel and access to Google Docs and other online word processing applications. Bookings are advisable.

Printing

  • Black and white and colour printing from public computers is available at all branches for a small fee per page.
  • Katoomba Branch also has a staff operated laminating service up to A4 size. Fees apply.

Assistive Technology

  • Springwood Branch offers on site use of assistive technology for those who are visually or print impaired.
  • Springwood Branch has a Kurzweil 3000 - a computer-based scanning system for people who are blind or have a reading disability. Used to access books, magazines and newspapers. Suitable for people who are already computer literate.

Wi-Fi

  • Free Wi-Fi is available at all branches. Download and time limits apply.
  • Printing is not currently available over Wi-Fi.

Photocopying

  • Black and white, coin operated photocopying machines are available for public use at all branches.
  • Colour copiers are also available at Springwood and Katoomba Libraries.

Scanning

  • Scanning facilities are available at Springwood, Katoomba and Blaxland branches using one of the public computers.

Faxing

  • Faxing facilities are available at Katoomba, Blaxland, Blackheath, Lawson and Wentworth Falls branches. Fees apply.