Computers, internet and Wi

If you are a member, you can use the library’s wifi for free by showing your e+ card or membership card in order to obtain the password. Go to our library computers page for full information and to book a computer. Free high-speed wifi is available at all our libraries, so you can access the internet on your own mobile device. You’ll need your library card and PIN to sign into a computer. You’ll have 10 minutes from the start of your session to do this.

  • 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.
  • Screen magnification and screen reading software are available on all computers.
  • Children and young people aged 8 to 15 years must be library members and have parental permission to use the library computers.
  • There are computers in all our libraries for public use.

Most libraries have a regular programme of IT support sessions to help people with the basics and many of these are free. You do not need to book in advance to use a library computer. However, many libraries are very busy, and it is best to book. If you need to use any special features, such as a scanner, mention this when booking. Our computers use filtering software to help reduce the risk of you or your child accessing inappropriate content, but please be aware that this is not 100 percent effective.

Internet computers

You are responsible for all activities that occur under your username and for keeping your password confidential. To find local libraries and what they provide please see the Rochdale Council indiancultureonline.com website . To find help with computers and the internet please see the Rochdale Council website . Please note that you must agree to the terms and conditions of our acceptable use policy.

Visit theevents calendar to find out if this service is available at your local library. You can now print your documents to any of our libraries from home, from work or while you are on the go using your own device. For information on how to use the service and terms and conditions please go tothe public printing webpage. ​​Full charged service ​£1 for up to 20 minutes , free on Fridays. Use of library computers is subject to our acceptable use policy.

Using our computers

You can use computers and access the internet for free in all our libraries. There is now no charge to use our computers in Council run libraries or other Council premises. There is a small charge for each item you print, to cover our costs. If you need to save your work, you will need your own flash memory or you can use one of the many free online storage facilities. If you save work to our computers, it will be automatically deleted at the end of your session; this is to protect your confidentiality. Special keyboards and trackball pointing devices are available.

Council Services

We also have an adjustable desk for wheelchair users at Poole Library. If you require any of these, please tell us when you book your computer session. You’ll also have free access to the internet and high-speed wifi. The wifi service may only be used for lawful purposes in accordance with all laws, statutes and regulations in force at that time in the United Kingdom (“Laws”). Our libraries have over 300 computers available to use. If you enjoy IT and would like to help other people in your spare time, you could volunteer at your local library.

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