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Computer Labs

We have several computer labs at our City Street Campus in the Rakaia Centre for all students to use. 

There is also a lab in the Student Services Building at Woolston campus. 

Computers in TG101, TG102, and Te Whare Poutmata are available at the Timaru campus

You can access these computers using your network login. 


City Campus:   The Library Pod in L130 is open 24 hours – convenient for those late night study and assignment sessions. You'll need to go to the Security Office, next to the Library entrance, to have access rights and a pin added to your Student ID Card to use this.

If the pod is full you can request through security to open up a classroom in ALX block. 03 940 8076

Woolston Campus: Computers are in the Student Services Building

Timaru Campus: TG101 and TG102 are open Monday-Friday through to 10pm.  Also Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm.  You need to request access via your tutor or registry, who will put it on your student ID card for access, no pin required.

If you need to contact security out of hours call 027 439 0383.  You can also call 0800 242476 anytime.

All other computer labs across the campuses are open normal business hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am–6pm 
  • Friday: 9am–4:30pm


Every computer at Ara has Read and Write Gold literacy support software - ask how this can assist you with your reading and writing tasks.

Disability Services can also show you how to use Microsoft Ease of Access settings to make adjustments to suit your individual needs when using a computer.