Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell and Kew libraries have study rooms available to book free of charge. Small groups can book our study rooms for up to 3 hours, up to 8 days in advance.

Please note: All bookings have a 10-minute grace period. If a customer does not arrive within 10 minutes of the beginning of their booked time, the booking may be cancelled.

For large groups, you can book a meeting room on our Book a meeting room page (fees apply).

Book a study room

  1. Select the 'Book a study room' button below and select a vacant slot.
  2. Enter your membership number and PIN or password. Your 14-digit membership number is under the barcode on your library card. Your 6-digit PIN is your date of birth in DDMMYY format.
  3. Select 'Place booking'.

Book a study room

Local students can book rooms without a card by asking a staff member. Students are also welcome to find a spot in the library for some focused study.

    Study room with wall mounted screen, small desk and three chairs.
    Hallway with small study rooms on either side.

    Study rooms at Balwyn Library

    Book a computer

    Please note: Bookings are not required to use library computers. You can come into any branch and log in to a computer. Bookings can be made to secure a particular time if required.

    Members can book a computer to access the library catalogue, library account, browse the internet and use Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The booking is free of charge.

      people sitting at computers in library

      Computers at Ashburton Library

      To book a computer online:

      1. Go to PC Bookings and enter your 14-digit membership number and PIN or password-external site.
      2. Select the library branch where you would like to book a computer, and select 'Log on'.
      3. Select your booking duration. You can book up to 120 minutes per day. The computer type is 'PC'. This cannot be changed.
      4. Select the date of your booking. You can book up to 8 days in advance.
      5. Select the time of your booking. Note that the last booking for the day finishes 15 minutes before the library closes.
      6. Select 'Reserve a Computer'. The booking system allocates the next available computer at that branch, date and time. A screen appears showing you the time, date and location of the booking.
      7. 'Computer Name' shows you the PC number you have been allocated.
      8. Select 'OK'. The screen shows your next booking, along with previous bookings.

      If you are a visitor to Boroondara, our library staff can arrange a guest membership for you to book a computer. Guest memberships are valid for 7 days.

      Book a computer

      Please note: your booking will be cancelled if you're more than 10 minutes late.

      Cancel a computer booking

      If you can't make your booking, remember to cancel your session so that the computer is available for someone else.

      1. Go to PC Bookings and enter your membership number and PIN or password-external site.
      2. Select the library branch where you made the booking and select 'Log on'.
      3. Select the 'Your details' tab.
      4. Under the heading 'Pending reservations', find your booking and select 'Cancel'.
      5. Select 'OK' when you see the message, ‘Are you sure you want to cancel this reservation?’
      6. Select 'OK' when you see the message, ‘The reservation was successfully cancelled’.
      7. Select 'Log Off' to finish the session, or 'Make a reservation' to make another computer booking.

      Print from a computer

      Printing is available from our library computers for a fee. You can see these fees on our Fees and charges page.

      Free Wi-Fi at the library

      Use your library membership to access free Wi-Fi on your laptop, tablet, or mobile.

      To access the service, you'll need your membership number and PIN or password. Instructions for how to find your membership number and PIN are available on our Membership page.

      Other services for students

      We offer a range of books, journals, reference databases and magazines to help students with their study and assignments.

      Extra study spaces are available in the library during exam periods. Students are welcome to find a spot in the library for some focused study. Staff are always happy to show you how library resources can assist with your study and research.

      Most of our resources are available online with member login, so students don’t need to visit the library to use them.

      You can see the different items and resources available at our libraries on our Collections page.


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