A Chromebox Computer

Need to check your email, upload photos or complete an online application? Want to read full-text newspapers online? Sure thing.

We have internet computers and WiFi access available at all the Tasman District Libraries. Public internet computers, software and internet are provided by the National Library through the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK).

The free internet computers run on Chrome OS. Creation and editing of documents can be done online using services such as Google Docs or Office 365. These require an account to use to create and save documents. Ask library staff if you need help with this.

There are Chromebox desktop computers with mice, keyboards and touch screens available for 30 minute sessions.

There are also Chromebooks for loan and use within the library buildings in Motueka, Tākaka and Richmond. These can be used for 1 hour at a time.

  Richmond Motueka Tākaka Murchison
WiFi (free) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chromebox (30 mins bookings) 4 2 3 2
Chromebooks (60 mins bookings) 10 4 3  
e-Newspaper PC (PressReader) 2 1 * *
Apple Mac Studio 1 **      

* PressReader is available on the Chromeboxes in both Murchison and Tākaka, but there is not a dedicated PC just for PressReader.

** in the Imaginarium

For Chromebox desktops

  • Jump on a machine if no one is using it and log in with a guest pass or your library card

For Chromebook laptops

  • Ask a librarian at one of the service desks in Richmond, Motueka or Tākaka and they can supply you with a Chromebook


A4 printing is available at all of the Tasman District Libraries.

You can email print jobs from your own device to a printer, bring material that you would like to print to the library on a USB memory stick or create it online in the library.

  • Printing is double-sided by default but you can still select single-sided printing.
  • Rates are determined by the number of printed sides, not the number of sheets of paper.
  • If you are having any issues printing, or would just like some advice, please ask library staff.


Printing from Public Internet Computers

A4 - black & white


A4 double-sided - black & white


A4 - colour


A4 double-sided - colour


Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa

The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) provides free access to broadband internet services in public libraries.

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