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  • No more than two people may use a computer at one time, subject to the discretion of library staff.
  • All our libraries have public computers and free WiFi.
  • All computers have Microsoft Windows 10 accessibility features.
  • Library staff can help you if you find it difficult to use the computers.
  • You will be helping individuals or small groups of learners to improve their IT skills, ranging from complete beginners to more advanced levels.
  • ​​Full charged service ​£1 for up to 20 minutes , free on Fridays.

At quieter times, a computer may be available to use without booking. However, we do recommend booking a computer session in advance. If you’re under 16, you’ll need permission from a parent or guardian to use our computers. You can pick up a parental permission form from any library. Please see Hublet’s Privacy Policy for further information on data and privacy.

Computers and internet access at Dorset Libraries

All public computers in Gateshead have Deep Freeze and antivirus software installed. Deep Freeze will restore the computer to a “clean state” whenever it’s restarted. If a virus alert pops up, or you are in doubt about what a previous user has done, restart the computer before your session and all of their activity will be wiped.

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 indiancultureonline.com 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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In our libraries you can also log on to our Wi-Fi network and enjoy the benefits of activeIT on your own device, phone, laptop or tablet. If you arrive late, time is deducted from your session and if you arrive 10 minutes late your session is cancelled. Screen magnification and screen reading software are available on all computers. Free access to internet and computers in our libraries.