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You can use computers and access the internet for free in all our libraries. There is now no charge to use our computers in Council run libraries or other Council premises. There is a small charge for each item you print, to cover our costs. If you need to save your work, you will need your own flash memory 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. Special keyboards and trackball pointing devices are available.

Visit theevents calendar to find out if this service is available at your local library. You can now print your documents to any of our libraries from home, from work or while you are on the go using your own device. For information on how to use the service and terms and conditions please go tothe public printing webpage. ​​Full charged service ​£1 for up to 20 minutes , free on Fridays. Use of library computers is subject to our acceptable use policy.

A web browser is a piece of software that enables the user to access web pages and web apps on the internet. There are a range of browsers available, and they are usually free to download and install. If you are having trouble with this form you can try logging in here. At the Library of Birmingham, these computers are located on the Lower Ground Floor, Lower Terrace, Levels 2 and 3.

Computers and internet access at Dorset Libraries

Wi-Fi is available free of charge at all our library buildings, as well as other locations throughout the borough. The internet is a global network of computers that use protocols and data packets to exchange information. There are a range of different protocols to do different jobs on the network. Staff are available for quick help and troubleshooting.

  • We want to reduce the digital divide within local communities which allows customers the opportunity to apply to borrow a Chromebook or a tablet from libraries for 12 weeks.
  • You do not need to book in advance to use a library computer.
  • All our computers have security and anti-virus software and any device you attach to our computers will automatically be checked for viruses.
  • If you finish early, please log out to save your unused time.
  • Buckinghamshire Libraries provide loanable tablets known as Hublets, at various libraries in Buckinghamshire for customers to use while in the library.

If you are a member, you can use the library’s wifi for free by showing your e+ card or membership card in order to obtain the password. Go to our library computers page for full information and to book a computer. Free high-speed indiancultureonline.com wifi is available at all our libraries, so you can access the internet on your own mobile device. You’ll need your library card and PIN to sign into a computer. You’ll have 10 minutes from the start of your session to do this.

We also have an adjustable desk for wheelchair users at Poole Library. If you require any of these, please tell us when you book your computer session. You’ll also have free access to the internet and high-speed wifi. The wifi service may only be used for lawful purposes in accordance with all laws, statutes and regulations in force at that time in the United Kingdom (“Laws”). Our libraries have over 300 computers available to use. If you enjoy IT and would like to help other people in your spare time, you could volunteer at your local library.

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You can access it from most devices including Android and Apple, Windows laptops and Windows phones. Unfortunately, WiFi printing is not available from non-smart phones. Anything saved on our public computers is automatically deleted once you sign out. So make sure you save your work to a USB flash drive or online storage. To do this, you’ll need your library card number and PIN. Some of our libraries have IT Buddy volunteers who can help you learn how to use a computer and the internet.

Acceptable use of wifi

If you are not a member of the library, staff will be happy to make you a member or you can complete our day visitor form. Please note that there is a £1.00 per hour charge for non-library members. You can book to use one of our computers by contacting the library.