Public Computers

We have four desktop PCs for use by the public.  All run Windows 10, are web connected and linked to the library printer. One PC is also linked to a scanner. Free wi-fi is available throughout the library.

You don’t have to be a library member to use the computers, but it will save you money if you are – see below.

Reservations

Walk-in sessions are usually available. Please note that at busy times we can’t guarantee there’ll be a computer free for you to use. If you need to use a PC for something vital – for example printing travel documents or tickets – please ring us in advance during our opening hours on 01609 534584 to book a computer.

Fees

Our public computers are open to all. Library members can use a public computer FREE for one hour each day. For non-members the fee is £2.50 per hour. It then costs £1.50 for each extra 30 minutes.

Tip: Joining the library is easy and free. It makes good sense if you’re a frequent computer user.

Printing costs 10p per page for A4 black and white, and 50p per page for A4 colour.

Concessions

Those aged 18 years and under in full-time education, jobseekers in receipt of JSA or ESA and those whose use of PCs is severely restricted by a physical or cognitive difficulty may use the public computers FREE for an hour each day.  Each subsequent half hour costs £1.

Internet Subscriptions

If you’re a regular computer user you may be able to save money with an internet subscription.  Please ask at the desk.

Computer help

Our volunteers will try to help if you ask.  Please note that this depends upon the IT skills and knowledge of the volunteers on duty when you visit. We can’t guarantee that someone will be available to help you.