Public Computers

We have three desktop PCs for use by the public.  The machines use Windows 10, are internet-capable and are linked to the library printer. One PC is also linked to a scanner.

COVID-19: The computers are socially-distanced from each other, separated by plastic screens and each station is sanitised by library staff before every new user.

Reservations

It is best to book a computer session in advance by ringing us on 01609 534584. We are only accepting bookings for maximum 45-minute sessions at the moment to optimise availability for our customers and to allow the workstations to be sanitised between sessions.

Although “walk-in” sessions are possible if there are no bookings, we cannot guarantee that there will be a computer available for you so if your need is vital – e.g. printing travel documents or tickets – ring us in advance to book a machine.

Fees

Library members may use a public computer FREE for 30 minutes each day.   Each subsequent 30 minutes costs £1.50.

For non-library members the fee is £2.50 per half hour.

Fees are payable for printing documents:  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 our range of computer subscriptions.  Please ask at the desk.

Computer help

Our volunteers will try to offer help if you ask for it.  Please note that this very much depends upon the IT skills and knowledge of the individual volunteers who are on duty at the time of your visit. We cannot guarantee that someone will be able to help you. Assistance may be further limited by the need to maintain social distance.