Computer Learning

Computer use and internet access

We have desktop computers and Chromebooks available to members of the public. Headsets are required for watching movies or listening to music.

Our devices, software, and internet are provided by the National Library through the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK). You must abide by APNK's computer-use policy when using our computers.

Time allowance for using the computers is 60 minutes for both library card holders and guest passes. Please talk to library staff if you require more time.

Creating and editing documents can be done online using services such as Google Docs or Office 365. If you want to create or edit documents, you will require a Google or Microsoft account.

Are you a researcher, historian or have an interest in tracing your family history? 

He Puna Wānanga (our heritage and research room at He Puna Manawa) has computers for genealogist use only.

These computers have access to:

  • Find My Past
  • Ancestry
  • British Newspaper Archives
  • Cadastral Index
  • Heritage NZ
  • Archaeology Reports
  • MyHeritage
  • Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
  • NZ Gazette
  • NZ Legislation
  • NZSG index Version 5
  • Pae Korokī
  • QV Costbuilder
  • Press reader


Wifi is free. Connect to our Wifi network ‘APNK Library’ with the password: apnk2765


Scanning is free in our libraries. Please see a staff member.

Photocopying and printing

Black and white: A4 $0.20 
Colour: A4 $1.00

Children using computers and internet enabled devices

While library staff will assist children in the safe use of the internet, this does not mean that the staff accept the responsibility for supervising that use. Parents and caregivers have the primary responsibility for supervising their children’s use of the internet while using Tauranga City libraries computers and accessing the public wifi network.


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