Book a study room

Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell and Kew libraries have study rooms available to book free of charge.

Book a library study room

You will need:

  • the 14-digit membership number under the barcode on your library card
  • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password.
    If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.

Our study rooms can be booked:

  • for up to 3 hours
  • up to 8 days in advance
  • for small groups. For large groups, you can book a meeting room (fees apply).

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 rooms at Balwyn Library

Book a computer

Members can book a computer to access their library accounts, browse the Internet and use Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The booking is free of charge.

Book a library computer

    Computers at Ashburton Library

    To book a computer online:

    1. Log in to Book a computer.
    2. In Logon ID, enter the 14-digit membership number under the barcode on your library card.
    3. In Password, enter your 6-digit PIN (by default your PIN is your date of birth in DDMMYY format unless you have changed this) or your password. 
      If you've forgotten your password, you can 
      reset your password.
    4. In Branch, select the library branch where you would like to book at Computer.
    5. The computer type is Internet PC. This cannot be changed.
    6. Select your booking duration.  You can book up to 120 minutes per day.
    7. Select the date of your booking. You can book up to 8 days in advance.
    8. Select the time of your booking. Note that the last booking for the day finishes 15 minutes before the library closes.
    9. Click 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.
    10. Computer Name shows you the PC number you have been allocated.
    11. Click OK.
      The screen shows your next booking, along with previous bookings.

    If you are a visitor to Boroondara, our library staff can arrange a temporary access slip for you to book a computer.

    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 the computer is available for someone else.

    1. Log in in to Cancel a booking.
    2. In Logon ID, enter the 14-digit membership number under the barcode on your library card.
    3. In Password, enter your 6-digit PIN (by default your PIN is your date of birth in DDMMYY format unless you have changed this) or your password. 
      If you've forgotten your password, you can 
      reset your password.
    4. In Branch, select a library.
    5. Click the Your Details tab.
    6. Under the heading Pending Reservations, find your booking and click Cancel.
    7. Click OK when you see the message, ‘Are you sure you want to cancel this reservation?’
    8. Click OK when you see the message, ‘The reservation was successfully cancelled’.
    9. Click 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.

    Free wi-fi at the library

    Use your library membership to access free wi-fi on your laptop, tablet or mobile.

    You will need:

    • the 14-digit membership number under the barcode on your library card
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password.
      If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
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