Limited access to computers

Due to social distancing requirements, only every second computer will be available for booking.

Booking computers

Most of the computers can be reserved using the BookIt system. You need to log in with your RMIT ID to access BookIt. If you have problems using Book It, contact the Library staff.

Walk-up and assistive technology PCs do not need to be booked.

Library computers come with RMIT’s standard operating systems and software. You can access software and apps relevant to your studies using myDesktop.

Contact the Service and Support Centre for all software-related questions.

Save your work to myDesktop, which you can access on any device anywhere on and off campus, or bring a USB.

Please save your work regularly. If your PC is inactive for 30 minutes it will be automatically logged off and unsaved work will be lost.

Printers (black/white and colour) are connected to all computers. Find out about printing credit and pricing.

The University’s wireless network is available at the Bundoora, Brunswick, Carlton and Swanston sites. 

Assistive (or adaptive) technology refers to devices and software that make it possible for people with disabilities to use computers. 

You can access the following on any Library PC when you register with Equitable Learning Services:

  • ZoomText is a screen magnification software for students with low vision.
  • Read and Write Gold is a literacy assistance software that reads most file types.
  • ClaroRead helps with reading online documents.
  • Dragon Naturally Speakingis a voice recognition software for writing.
  • JAWS is a screen reading software for students who are blind and have low vision.

The Library has dedicated PCs with assistive technology. Bookings are not required.

  • Inspiration for graphical idea representation and essay structuring.
  • Omni Page Professional for OCR-ing and scanning (Assistive technology PCs with scanners available at all Libraries except Swanston).
  • Closed circuit television for enlarging text 

TTY telephone typewriters:

  • Brunswick Payphone TTY in Building 514, Level 1, Cafe Area
  • Carlton Library, ph. 9925 4539

Find out more about accessing assistive software and other benefits of registering with the Equitable Learning Services.

If you need help, contact us.

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