Computers, internet and wifi

We provide free computing, internet & WiFi facilities to library members. All our libraries have public computers and free WiFi.

Further information

Public computers

Our public computers are connected to the internet and Microsoft Office software is installed. Most web based email services can be accessed in the library. All our computers have security and anti-virus software and any device you attach to our computer will automatically be checked for viruses.

Printers and scanners

All computers are connected to a printer and printouts are available in black and white or colour; charges apply for this service. Most libraries also have an A4 scanner which can be used with specified computers; if you need to use the scanner we suggest that you phone the library to discuss your needs as we cannot guarantee immediate availability and scanners are not supported on all computers.

How do I book a computer?

You can book a computer up to a week in advance, in the library, over the phone or by following the 'Book a public computer' link above.

How do I save my work?

If you need to save your work, you will need your own flash memory (USB stick) or you can use one of the many free online storage facilities. If you save work to our computers, it will be automatically deleted at the end of your session; this is to protect your confidentiality.

WiFi

The WiFi service is free and easy to use and is available in all our libraries.  Most personal devices are  supported, including laptops, iPads, smart 'phones and e-Readers. We also provide 24/7 WiFi coverage in Town Hall Square.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer printing facilities via the WiFi service. It is your responsibility to protect your own WiFi device from viruses and malware.

Computer sessions for beginners

Are you a complete beginner with computers?  Are you worried about using them?  Have you heard scary things about the internet? It doesn't matter - we're here to help!

Visit our computer skills for beginners page for further details

Information and reference 

You might also be interested in other useful reference material on the internet, including services we subscribe to for the benefit of our members.

Many of these are available 24/7 from any device with an internet connection but there are some services that are only available on library computers because of licensing restrictions.

Go to our Information and Reference page

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