Public Access Computers

Public access computers are available in all our libraries with free Internet access.

It is available to all library members and there is no age restriction. Under 16's must get a parent or a guardian to sign the library membership form and select the level of internet access to be permitted.

If you are not a member of the library you will need to join or register as a guest member. Please bring along ID and we will register you, computer access will be available as soon as you are registered.

What's available on the computers?

• All-in-one PC with slim, 23-inch touch screens

• Windows 8.1

• Microsoft Office 2013 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc

• Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome are available and can be used to access our free eLibrary resources 

• Image editing software - GIMP2

• VCL Player – to play DVDs and CDs

• Security software re-sets the PC and deletes all changes and saved information when you log out

• File locator for searching PDFs

WW1 Newspapers 

An all-in-one printer/copier/scanner
Printing and photocopying

Black/white  and colour, A3 and A4. See our Charges & Fines for costs of copies, prints and faxes. 

Scanner

Documents and images can be scanned to a USB stick and used on any of our computers.  Ask staff if you need a USB memory stick or help with scanning.

Instruction sheets are available for MyStudyBar, GUIDE and the printer/copier/scanner.

Filtering Content

Filtering software is used on the library computers.  If you think a site should be blocked, or should not be blocked, please let us know and we will look into it.

Your Session

You will receive an onscreen warning 10 minutes before your session is due to end. Ask staff to extend your booking if you need more time.  Print or save any files you need as anything saved to the computer will be lost when your session ends.

Help with library computers

If you are new to computing we offer free basic computer courses.   If you don't want to wait for a training course there is a basic computing demonstration available online to help you get started.

Assistive technology

If you need help using the mouse or keyboard; or with reading, writing or seeing the screen,  we have various accessibility items that could help.