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Computers, Wi-Fi, Copy & Print

Whilst Cairns Libraries have now re-opened, our service levels have been impacted by the mandatory restrictions in place as Council continues to follow the advice of Federal and State authorities regarding measures aimed at restricting the spread of COVID-19.

To minimise time inside libraries and to observe the limit to 20 people at any one time, Council will impose a 30 minute limit on time being spent by each library visitor, therefore the following services are currently unavailable (based on Government advice):

All Cairns Libraries branches offer free computer, internet and Wi-Fi access to members and visitors.


Members swipe your membership card and enter your 6 digit password (default DOB i.e. 010198). Visitors obtain a guest ticket and enter the number and password where prompted.

If all computers are in use you may book the next available computer through a booking station. Computer sessions are one hour long. If no other user is waiting you may extend your session for a further hour.


For Wi-Fi access select ‘Cairns Libraries Wi-Fi’ on your mobile device.  Daily download limit of 1GB for members and 500mb for visitors applies. When this quota has been used you will no longer be able to access the Internet. Please save your work regularly.

If you are experiencing difficulties with the Wi-Fi please contact the support desk on 1300 135 249.

Copy & Print

Copying and printing services are available for 20 cents per page at all of our branches for both members and visitors. Cairns Libraries accept EFTPOS/Credit card payments only.

To check the balance on your library card or guest ticket, swipe it through or enter the number at the Autoloader pay station. You can also check your balance on a booking station under Manage Your Accounts.

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Last updated: 05 Jun 2020