Computers and internet

Printing is not currently available via our wifi network.

  • You must book in advance if you wish to use a library computer.
  • If you do not do this, current sessions may be extended by the people who are already using the computers and you will have to wait longer for a computer to become available.
  • There are computers in all our libraries for public use.
  • Children and young people aged 8 to 15 years must be library members and have parental permission to use the library computers.
  • You must have an adult membership card to book an adult computer.

Some of our libraries offer free one-to-one help sessions and regular free sessions for beginners with our computer buddies. Just ask a member of the library team if you need help to access the wifi or when using our computers. You’re welcome to use your own flash drive, but if your device needs to install software or its own drivers it may not work on our computers. For more information, including a list of libraries where they are currently available and term and conditions, please go to thehublet tablets page. Library members can book a computer up to 7 days in advance using the ‘Book a Computer’ icon on any library computer desktop. Please refer to ourlist of libraries page to confirm that your local library is currently open and to check its opening hours.

Computers, Internet and Wi

Children (members and non-members) can visit filtered websites, free of charge. Search for the ‘Library’ wi-fi network, then read and accept the terms and conditions. The following document will assist with how to print from your smartphone, laptop or tablet.

The maximum time is 2 hours per day, not 2 hours per library. There are computers in all our libraries for public use. Please read our internet indiancultureonline.com use policy before using our computers. Wifi is available for library members bringing their own laptops or devices into the library.

We want to reduce the digital divide within local communities which allows customers the opportunity to apply to borrow a Chromebook or a tablet from libraries for 12 weeks. Additionally, there will be the offer of digital skills training provided by libraries or Leicester Adult Education. The WiFi service is free and easy to use and is available in all our libraries. Most personal devices are supported, including laptops, iPads, smartphones, and e-Readers. We also provide 24/7 WiFi coverage in Town Hall Square. It is your responsibility to protect your own WiFi device from viruses and malware.

You will be able to state a preference for the days and times that you are able to volunteer with us, and we will always try to put you at your local library where possible. However, there are charges for printing and charges may be applied for other services. You will need your library membership card number and your PIN. Children’s computers can only be booked with a children’s card number. You must have an adult membership card to book an adult computer.

Access our computers with Internet or free wifi

All of our libraries have public computers that you can access for free, and they have MS office software that you can use. You just log-on using your library membership number and your PIN number. Ernie Dainow was fascinated with mathematics at an early age. In university he became more interested in how people think and he began graduate work in psychology. Ernie’s interest in doing research shifted to an interest in building systems. He started working for Univac, the company that had built one of the first general purpose commercial computers.

We also have scanning facilities and printing available for a small charge of 20p per black and white A4 print and 65p per colour A4 print. As well as computers with free internet access, you can also find access to many online reference resources including Ancestry Library Edition. Many of these are available 24/7 from any device with an internet connection but there are some services that are only available on library computers because of licensing restrictions. It’s easy – you can book a 2-hr session in an activeIT centre up to a week in advance, either in person, by phone or 24/7 or online. If you’re not a library member, you can join on the spot, subject to evidence of identity – ask for details. Library members can book computer sessions for up to three hours per session at the Library of Birmingham or up to two hours per session at community libraries.

Services

WiFi printing is available at all Leicester libraries. If you’d rather go to lessons on a regular basis, see what Skills and Learning have to offer. From basic computer skills to shopping on eBay, there’s something for everyone. You do not have to be a library member to use our free wifi, but you will need to read and accept the terms and conditions of use.

Our public computers are connected to the internet and Microsoft Office software is installed. Most web-based email services can be accessed in the library. All our computers have security and anti-virus software and any device you attach to our computers will automatically be checked for viruses. All computers are connected to a printer and printouts are available in black and white or colour; charges apply for this service.

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