To book an appointment to use a Public Access PC please book onlinehereor telephone the library you wish to visit. You will need to provide your library membership number . Contact details for each library can be found in the individual library webpages here. Some computers in the Information and Business section are reserved to access our range of business databases and market research.
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. You can book multiple sessions per day, but must take a break between any two sessions of 30 minutes at the Library of Birmingham or 20 minutes at community libraries. If you’re looking to set up your very own home office, you’ll find all sorts of extras with us to help you kit it out in ourcomputing accessories page. We have a range ofprintersfor everything from reports to family photos, and if you regularly work with a whirlwind of tabs, have a look at ourmonitorsfor some more screen-space.
In the Media Lounge certain computers are available to use with creative software only. Jamie’s Computers is a computer recycling social enterprise, an arm of The Society of St James. They offer a free professional and secure IT disposal service to businesses and individuals. Donated computers are refurbished and made available for reuse and anything that cannot be reused is recycled. Our libraries are currently being migrated to a new network service which provides improved wireless connectivity.
We have changed how weoperate to meet government guidelines and are slowly restarting our activities and events. You can find out about our updated guidelines and what is on offer by visiting your local library webpage. To connect to Wi-Fi in libraries, select https://www.opentape.org/ the ‘LCCPublic’ or ‘LCCLibrary’ network then open your internet browser. An authentication page should automatically appear where you will be prompted to enter an email address before you continue. Wi-Fi printing is not yet available in all our libraries.
Every Lancashire library offers free Wi-Fi, access to the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications and printing using the People’s Network https://www.wikipedia.org/. Computers may be used for up to two hours a day but may be restricted at peak periods like school holidays. You may be able to use a computer for longer if demand allows. Whether you’re looking for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer, you’ll find a range of computing technology to suit every budget.