Computers, Gaming & VR

We have 4 brand new Oculus VR headsets for student use – just bring your student card to the desk to borrow the controllers! We will be buying more new games throughout the year.

Gaming PC’s can be booked! We take bookings in person/over the phone/via email or social media DMs.

Gaming Computer Rules of Use

  1. All bookings must be made with a valid Student or Staff card.
  2. Gaming computer bookings are made on the hour. That means all sessions start and finish at eg. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, etc.  If the next booking does not arrive, the gamer may continue until another booking is made (each gamer will have at least an hour to play). Staff will endeavour to give 5 minutes warning to the current gamer if their computer is booked for the next session.
  3. The last booking of each day finishes at 15 minutes before closing time. 5:45pm for 6pm closing, 6:45pm for 7pm closing.
  4. Bookings are given 10 minutes grace. If a booking is late to arrive, they have 10 minutes until their booking is forfeited.  When the booking is forfeited, the computer may be given to someone else, who can have the remainder of the session.
  5. If a gamer leaves the computer for more than ten minutes (as estimated by Library staff), they forfeit the rest of their booking and the computer may be given to someone else.
  6. Bookings will be allocated to allow each gamer the longest practicable time – the gamer who has been on longest will be taken off first.
  7. Language use and speech volume must be appropriate for a public space to ensure other students and staff comfortable use of the library. Staff reserve the right to terminate a gaming session at any time.

The following platforms and games are installed on our 4 purpose-built gaming PCs:

Oculus

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Game)
  • Adventure time: Magic man’s head games (Game)
  • Disney Movies VR (Experience)
  • Ghost in the shell (Experience)
  • We wait [BBC] (Experience)
  • Cirque du soleil VR (Experience)
  • Manifest 99 (Game)
  • Henry (Experience)
  • Technolust (Game)
  • Obduction (Game)
  • Elevator…to the moon! (Game)

Steam
You may use your own Steam account, or one of the RWL Steam accounts. Ask library staff to log you in with an RWL account.

  • Dota 2
  • Goat Simulator
  • Bioshock
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Slime rancher
  • Deadpool

Blizzard (formerly Battle.net)
You must use your own Battle.net account. You can create one.

  • Diablo III (free to demo)
  • Starcraft II (free to demo)
  • Heroes of the Storm (free to play)
  • Hearthstone (free to play)
  • Overwatch

Other:

League of legends (free to play, make your own account)

Printing
The Rowden White Library’s computers are a service for all students. Cash only payments for printing totals under $10.

Fees – printing:

  • A4 B&W – 10c per side
  • A3 B&W – 20c per side
  • A4 Colour – 90c per side
  • A3 Colour – $1.70 per side

Laminating:

  • A4 – 70c
  • A3 – $1.30
  • Business card – 35c

Spiral binding

  • 8mm              60c
  • 10mm            70c
  • 16mm            80c
  • 20mm            90c
  • 25mm            $1
  • >25mm         $1.10
  • Black/white/blue cover    75c
  • Clear cover   70C

PC software list:

  • Windows 7
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Abode Shockwave Player
  • Cute PDF
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mc Afee Virus Scan
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Quicktime
  • Real Player
  • VLC media player
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (PCs 5-12)

Mac software list:

  • OS 10.6
  • Adium
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Abode Shockwave Player
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Office 2008
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Quicktime
  • Preview
  • Real Player
  • Safari
  • Skype
  • VLC media player
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Resources for:

  • B&W printing
  • colour printing
  • internet access
  • scanning
  • laminating
  • binding

Headphones are also available for loan