University Library

Library computers

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Our computers are available for use by authorised users during opening hours.

We also have printing and copying facilities and services.

  1. Internet and email
  2. Access to computers
  3. Laptop computers for lending
  4. Computer locations
  5. Software
  6. Access from outside UWA

Internet and email

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Access to computers

Access to computers is authenticated. Both staff and students should log on using their UWA number and Pheme password. A guest account is provided for users other than UWA staff and students.

  • UWA staff have unrestricted access to services and resources available on the internet.
  • UWA students have unrestricted access to services and resources available on the internet. For unrestricted access UWA students must enter their "full service" student account details when prompted.
  • Guests have unrestricted access to resources and selected websites only.

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Laptop computers for lending

The Medical and Dental Library has four laptop computers available for lending to UWA staff and students; these computers are for use within the Medical and Dental Library only. Software available on laptops is the same as that listed for our other desktop computers. Internet access is via Unifi.

Laptops are available for a renewable three-hour loan period between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Laptops come equipped with:

  • a power cord
  • a lockable cable to attach the laptop to a desk
  • a mouse.

For more information contact staff at the Medical and Dental Library.

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Computer locations

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Computers in the subject libraries are IBM compatible PCs running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.  The following software is available for use on the subject libraries computers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser
  • Firefox web browser
  • Microsoft Office 2010 with Publisher
  • EndNote X7 (UWA staff and students only)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Media player compatible with the most common media types
  • Power DVD

In addition to the standard software above, the following are accessible on multimedia computers housed in the Multimedia suite in the Barry J Marshall Library:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Safari web browser
  • Opera web browser
  • Chrome web browser

This list is subject to change. 

SPSS is available on the student computers in Barry J Marshall Library Teaching Room 2. If all computers are in use, it is also available in selected computers labs in the School of Psychology and Sanders buildings.

Library computers can read from CD-ROMs, DVDs and USB devices, and can save to USB devices.

You must save all documents to a removable drive or to your student network storage. You can temporarily save documents to the Documents folder while you are logged on to the computer.

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Access from outside UWA

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