Computers and Printing

Public Computers

The Upper Hutt City Libraries has 20 Chromebooks available for public use with FREE internet and WiFi at Upper Hutt Central and Pinehaven Libraries as part of library memberships. Guest Passes are available to visitors. The Library is part of the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) who provide free internet and WiFi to libraries in New Zealand. Chromebooks are hybrid tablet/laptops that you can issue and use anywhere within the Library (they will not function outside of the Library).

Your Library card is required to access these computers, and space and time may be limited.

Software available

  • Google Docs
  • Google Chrome

Other web-based word processing services are available.

Feel free to bring a USB so you can save, scan and print documents.

 

WiFi

We offer free WiFI access through APNK, available from 7.30am – 9.30pm.

To access the WiFi, you will need to find the “APNK” network on your device and connect. Once connected you will need to agree to the APNK terms and conditions.

Click here for FAQs on the WiFi set-up

 

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning in the Library

 

Printing charges

A4 Black and White printing 20c/ page
A4 Colour printing $1/ page

Printing from the Library Chromebooks

  • Click on File > Print (Or CTRL +P).
  • Select Printer (Black and White or Colour).
  • Check the settings and change as required.
  • Click Print.
  • See a staff member at the desk to pay and collect your printing.
  • Advise staff if you require single or double sided printing.

 

Photocopying

Please see staff at the desk to photocopy items.

A4/A3  Black and White printing 20c/ page
A4/A3 Colour printing $1/ page

 

Scanning

The Library has a scanner which can be used free of charge to email or save documents.

 

Printing from Home/Your Device with Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print requires a Google account (e.g. a Gmail or YouTube account).

1. Add the Library printer to your Google account

  • Click the links below to add one or both Library printers:
    Black and White 20c/ page 
    Colour $1/ page: 
  • Click on a blue button that says 'add printer' (sign in to a Google account if prompted – required)
  • Move on to step 2a, 2b, or 2c, depending on your device

2a. Print files from your mobile device on Android

If you have completed step 1 and are logged into an up-to-date version of the Chrome browser, you may now be able to print from Google services straight from your browser (Chrome, Gmail, Drive, Docs). Otherwise:

  • Complete Step 1 and add the Library printer to your Google account
  • On Android, download the Google Cloud Print app from the app store
  • Open the Google Drive or Gmail app (likely to already be installed)
  • Upload the file/attachment you want to print
  • Open the file/attachment
  • Use the Print or Share option in the menu
  • Choose your printer (Upper Hutt BW Single or Upper Hutt Colour Single)
  • Click Print

2b. Print files from your mobile device on Apple iOS

  • Complete Step 1 and add the Library printer to your Google account
  • Open Gmail or Google Drive in your browser (if these don’t work or don’t detect the printer, install and use the Google Drive app from the app store)
  • Upload the file/attachment you want to print
  • Open the file/attachment
  • Click options (…), and select Print or Share and Export
  • Select Google Cloud Print
  • Choose your printer (Upper Hutt BW Single or Upper Hutt Colour Single)
  • Click Print

2c. Print files from your personal computer or laptop

  • Complete Step 1 and add the Library printer to your Google account
  • Visit the Google Cloud Print management page
  • Sign in with your Google account
  • Click Print
  • Choose Upload file to print
  • Select a file from my computer
  • Select a file and Open
  • Choose your printer (Upper Hutt BW Single or Upper Hutt Colour Single)
  • Click Print

If you are using the Google Chrome browser, and are logged in, you can print web pages by clicking on ‘Print’ in the menu on the top right (may not work on Apple iOS devices).

 

Our Internet Use Policy

Users of the Library’s Internet connection are required to have read and agreed with the conditions of this access policy.

Conditions of Use
Use of the Library’s computers must comply with all NZ Legal Statutes. The following are examples of some of the prohibited activities:

  • Accessing pornography
  • Taking copies of copyright material
  • Downloading copyright-protected music
  • Intimidating or offensive behaviour towards other users on the internet

Disclaimer of Responsibilities

  • Use of the computers is the user’s responsibility (Library staff are available to give limited assistance but may not have the expertise or time needed for every request).
  • Parents are advised to supervise their children’s use of the internet.
  • While we endeavour to block unacceptable sites, we cannot guarantee that we are able to prevent all objectionable sites (please let staff know of any offensive material found on a screen).