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Computers

You can use the Library's computers to browse our catalogue, access information databases and search the internet for free.

You'll find computers with internet access in the Redmond Barry Reading Room (available to book for 60 minutes) and the Information Centre (available for 15 minutes, no bookings necessary).

Computers for searching the Library's catalogue and databases are in every room.

To print from Library computers, you need a copy card – see our photocopying, printing & scanning page for details.

Using your own computer

Bring in your own computer and take advantage of the Library's free wireless internet service – we have power points and desks especially for laptops.

To print from your computer, you need a copy card – see our photocopying, printing & scanning page for details.

Using the Library’s computers

Software

Notepad is the only text-editing program available on the Library's computers, although you can also use online word processing services such as Google Documents or Zoho. You are able to view and print Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, but you are not able to make any changes.

A range of adaptive software for people with a disability is available on the two computers in the Assistive Technology Room, next to the Information Centre.

Using your flash drive or external hard drive

Plug your device into the USB port and use the desktop shortcut for the E or F drive to view and open your files.

To print from your USB device, you need a copy card – see our photocopying, printing & scanning page for details.

Keeping your session private

Your browser history and any other information from your session will be cleared automatically when the PC restarts. You can either let the PC restart automatically or hit the 'Restart PC' icon on the desktop when you finish.

Security policy

You need to abide by the Library's Information & communication technology security policy when you use our computers.