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Public Library Computer booking

From 1st October 2019 we will be trialling a  change to the booking period for the public computers. The initial period you can book for will be 1 hour. Provided there is not a reservation already for the computer or the library isn’t due to close, you will be offered the chance to extend your reservation by another 30 minutes up to a maximum of 3 hours per day.

Book a computer & free Wi-Fi

Book a computer

Book a computer

  • Library Members can use the public access PCs for free for a maximum of 3 hours per day.  
  • Book up to 8 sessions in advance.
  • Walk up access on available PCs is also available for library members using your library card and PIN. 

Use of public access PCs remain free for library members who live, work or study in Gloucestershire and for any vulnerable groups such as homeless people or job seekers.

If a person of any age does not have the required documentation to become a member, staff will work with them to allow them access to the services they need, in particular free access to the internet.

Joining the library is free and we only need proof of address and ID, you can join online or in any local library.

How to access if you are not a library member:

  • Visitor / Guest use of the Public Access Computers is £1.00 per hour up to a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Any part hour will be charged at the full hour's cost
  • If you are a visitor then please bring ID when you visit the library
  • Use is dependent on availability

Use by children aged under 16

It is the parent or carer's responsibility to monitor and manage use of the Internet and library computers by children aged under 16 in their care. If a parent or carer has concern about the content a child may access then he/she should accompany the children on their library visit.

Access for people with a disability

  • All of our computers have accessibility software loaded.
  • Our computers don't have speakers. You will need to bring your own headphones to make use of sound-based facilities.

Terms and Conditions of use

To use a computer you must be a library member and agree to the Library Service's public computers Acceptable Use Agreement as set out in
Use of the Internet and computer devices in libraries.
GCC is not licensed for the public broadcast of music performances - if you wish to listen to music performances via a library computer you will need to complete a private study agreement.

On-line private study agreement form

Free Public Wi-Fi in all libraries

Wi-Fi is available for use by all visitors to the library.

You will be asked to read and accept the terms and conditions of use. This will give you access to the Wi-Fi system.

Three simple steps to using the Library Wi-Fi:

  • Ensure your device (phone, lap top, tablet) settings allow it to connect to Wi-Fi. Check your settings and Connect to 'Library Wi-Fi'
  • Open a web browser. A log in screen will appear asking you to agree to the terms and conditions of use.
  • Once you have completed the log on process click on done and you are free to use the Wi-Fi,

Help using computers and the internet

  • Many libraries have a volunteer Computer Buddy who can help on a one to one basis - find out more: Computer Buddies.
  • Library staff are on hand to help you to access the Wi-Fi service
  • Staff and volunteers can also demonstrate the library services available on your laptop, phone or tablet:
  • Digital skills sessions will be run in libraries throughout the year and will be advertised in the library and via the website and activity pages:
  • Find out more about learning in our Libraries
  • Free digital courses to help you use your tablet:

Where are there free public Wi-Fi facilities?

Wi-Fi is available in:

In addition, Gloucestershire Archives also has Wi-Fi.

What does Wi-Fi provision include?

  • Free access for all customers with a device
  • Fast connection speeds
  • Filtered Wi-Fi to prevent access to specific illegal websites and material.
  • Customers are asked to accept standard terms & conditions of use
  • An ability to track and block devices if the service is misused

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