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We use software to monitor and filter all use of the internet on public computers and devices. The wifi service usage is also monitored, including the retention of browsing activity. Parents and carers must give permission in person for them to use a l

We use software to monitor and filter all use of the internet on public computers and devices. The wifi service usage is also monitored, including the retention of browsing activity. Parents and carers must give permission in person for them to use a library computer for unsupervised access to the internet. Library staff will record this permission on our customer database.

Please note that we are unable to offer extensive one to one support. If you would like to learn more about computers and the internet, you could sign up indiancultureonline.com for one of our free basic IT learning sessions. There are computers for you to use in all our libraries with access to the internet and Office 2010.

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If you do not want your child to have internet access please speak to a member of staff. You will be helping individuals or small groups of learners to improve their IT skills, ranging from complete beginners to more advanced levels. You may be doing this alone, with a member of staff, or with another volunteer. You can book a session for up to three hours at a time. If you need longer, please speak to a member of staff.

  • We can also accesselectronic legal deposit materials via a dedicated terminal .
  • Failure to comply with this policy will result in access to the facilities being withdrawn.
  • This can be staggered throughout the day or used in one sitting.
  • 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.
  • Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier by saving you time, money and hassle.

Please note that subject to availability, users are allowed a maximum of 2 hours per day in total. This can be staggered throughout the day or used in one sitting. A user may begin their session in one Bracknell Forest library and continue it in another.

Computers and internet access at Dorset Libraries

For this reason, children and young people aged 8 to 15 years need to show library staff their own library card each time they want to use a library computer or loanable tablet. Library members can book a 2 hour session on a library computer, including internet access. Sessions can be extended if there is a computer available. If you want to learn about using computers, ask about our Computer Buddy Scheme. This book fits in the large gap between these two extremes. It is for people who would like to understand how computers work, without having to learn a lot of technical details.

Public computers

We provide free computing, internet and WiFi facilities to library members. All our libraries have public computers and free WiFi. Hublet tablets are a new way of accessing digital resources in libraries. Use them to read e-books or e-audiobooks and browse e-newspapers or e-magazines. You don’t need any IT qualifications to help, you just need to have good communication and listening skills, be able to explain computer terms simply and be reliable and willing.

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