Joining and using the library

Using Computers

Computer services at Shetland Library

  • Shetland Library is delighted to welcome customers back to the Learning Centre on Tuesday 21 July.  Please wear a face covering, and observe social distancing and hand hygiene requests.
  • The Learning Centre will re-open with restricted opening hours and fewer PCs in use.  PCs are still free to use for both members and visitors, but must be pre-booked, and access will be restricted to one hour per day.  PCs will be cleaned between users, but additional cleaning materials will also be available.  Access restrictions will be reviewed in the coming weeks.

  • 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 continues to be available throughout the library buildings and grounds.  A wireless printer is available for public use in the Learning Centre.  Please ask a staff member for information on how to connect your device.  Print prices as below.

Book a Computer

What does the Learning Centre provide?

  • Good quality Windows 10 computers with free internet access.
  • Guaranteed one hour sessions for every user – no time limit as long as other users aren’t waiting (Note: PC will log you out after 3hrs. There is a 3hr /day limit for under 16s)
  • Use of Microsoft software - Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Publisher
  • Printing - both black & white and colour (10p and 30p per sheet)
  • Three colour A3 flatbed scanners.
  • USB (flash) drives and headphones are available for sale in the Learning Centre.
  • DVD feature films and TV tie-ins for both children and adults (£1 per film, £2 or £3 per box set).
  • Language learning packs and fiction in other languages.
  • BrightRED and Leckie study guides for students.
  • Books on computers and ICT.
  • Access to quality subscription reference web sites, e.g. European Newsstream and Britannica Online - see the link below for more information.

24 Hour Library

Learning about computers find out how Library staff can help you with free advice at our weekly drop-in, every Tuesday from 10am to 11am.

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 Learning Centre by dropping along, or please contact Nicola Sinclair on 01595 743868 for more information.