Joining and using the library

Using Computers

Computer Suite
  • Please observe hand hygiene requests and wear a face covering if you have a cough or cold.
  • PCs are free to use for both members and visitors, but we recommend pre-booking.  Booking slots are three hours but we may ask you to log off after one hour if people are waiting. Adults may return after they have been logged off, or can request an extension beyond three hours. Under 16s are restricted to a maximum of three hours per day.  Cleaning materials will be available and staff sanitise workstations every morning.

  • The computers will close down automatically 15 minutes before the building closes.  Please make sure you have saved or printed all your work before your PC logs you off and restarts, as staff cannot extend your session or recover lost documents.

  • Booking a computer can be done on any PC or mobile device, or you can ask a staff member to do it for you.

  • Free Wi-fi is available throughout the library buildings and grounds.  A wireless printer is available for public use.  Please ask a staff member for information on how to connect your device.  Print prices as below.

Book a Computer

We provide:

  • Good quality Windows 10 computers with free internet access.
  • Use of Microsoft software - Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Publisher
  • Printing - both black & white and colour (15p and 30p per sheet)
  • Three colour A3 flatbed scanners.
  • USB (flash) drives and headphones are for sale.
  • Access to quality subscription reference web sites, e.g. Britannica Online - see the link below for more information.

24 Hour Library

Help using computers

Code Clubs - We run Monday drop-ins and occasional courses for 9 - 11 year olds.

We have some advice and a few rules to encourage responsible and safe use of our computers and the public wifi network described in our Acceptable use policy

Accessibility aids for computers

Find out about the helpful hardware and software you can use in the Library by dropping along, or please contact Nicola Sinclair on 01595 743868 for more information.