Computer Learning

Computer use and internet access

All Tauranga City libraries have computers available for use during opening hours.   Our Windows computers have a number of programmes available for you to use including:

  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Publisher
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • GIMP2
  • Blender
  • PDF-XChange Editor
  • Sigil
  • Skype
  • Scratch Offline Editor

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

Our computers have access to:

  • Find My Past
  • Ancestry
  • British Newspaper Archives

Headsets are provided and are required for watching movies or listening to music. 

Computer use is free for the first 30 minutes and charges apply for additional time.

Research Collections also has a computer for genealogist use only. If you need a quiet space and help from a librarian, consider this as an option as well.


Wifi is free – ask a librarian for help with access.

Scanning to a desktop folder

Scanning is free in our libraries.

Photocopying and Printing

Black and white 
A4 $20c
A3 $40c
A4 $1.00
A3 $2.00

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.

Last Reviewed: 04/10/2019

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