Internet, Wifi and Email


Dunedin Public Libraries provides free computing and Internet access via the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) and GigCity.

Free wifi access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at all Libraries. Outside Library opening hours, access is around the Library buildings. We have two public wifi networks: GigCity free WiFi (limited to 2 GBs per day)  and APNK which is a secure network.

APNK Chrome stations and Chromebooks are available for customer use. These use Google Docs and Google Chrome. Other web-based word processing services are available. Each APNK device has USB ports and most have a webcam attached or inbuilt.

Use of the computers is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are 30 minutes each, and at busy times a limit of two sessions per day may apply. The Chrome stations can be used with your library card or with a guest pass. Chromebooks are hybrid tablet/laptops that you can issue using your library card and use anywhere within the Library (they will not function outside of the Library). They need to be returned to a desk when your session has ended.

Please ask at a desk for help to book.

To access the APNK secure network login as follows: NAME: APNK Library   PASSWORD: apnk2765

Black and white and colour, A4 printing is available from these PCs and using wifi from your own device. A4 printing in black and white costs 20c per side or $1.00 per side for colour.

While using Library computers you should not:

  • attempt to violate our computer system security.
  • do anything illegal, infringe copyright or view offensive material.
  • disturb other people’s use of the Library.

Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa reserves the right to prevent access to objectionable material.

See also Dunedin Public Libraries Internet Access Policy. Customers breaching these policies may be banned from using Library computers.

Computing tutorials are sometimes available. Ask a staff member for details.