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.
- If you require any of these, please tell us when you book your computer session.
- If the document wasn’t created using a Microsoft Office program, you may need to save it as Rich Text Format before our computers can open it.
- 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”).
- Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a parent or carer when accessing the internet on library computers and loanable tablets.
You can also book a longer one to one session if you are new to using a computer or smart device or if you need help with getting online, using an online form etc. No more than two people may use a computer at one time, subject to the discretion of library staff. 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. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.
Time limits and charges
Ouronline resources pagehas a variety of links to information such as encyclopaedias and family history sites. Bracknell Forest library members can use the computers free of charge for at least 1 hour a day. There is a charge of £4.50 per half hour for non members. We can also accesselectronic legal deposit materials via a dedicated terminal . Library members have 60 minutes free computer use per day, bookable in advance or ask at your library. You can open and edit your own documents on Council computers if they’re in a compatible format.
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 indiancultureonline.com 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.
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.
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.