Computers, Internet and Wi-Fi

Computers in libraries

All 36 Northamptonshire libraries have computers with broadband internet access available for you to use.​

Free Fridays

On every Friday in every library, computers are free to use for all. Standard printing charges still apply.

​Service ​CostWhat does the service consist of?​
​Full charged service

​£1.00 for up to 20 minutes (Saturday to Thursday), free on Fridays

  • ​Up to date web browser
  • Full access to the Internet including: typing web addresses; using search engines; using email accounts
  • Full access to Microsoft Office 2016 applications
​Online reference​Free every day
  • ​Free access to websites listed in the online reference section (except for email, search engine and social media websites
  • Where websites listed in the online reference section provide links to other websites, customers will also be able to access these websites for free

Printing and photocopying

Printing from the library computers is available in all libraries. Photocopying is also available.

​Charges​Cost
​A4 black and white printouts ​20p per sheet
​A4 colour printouts​50p per sheet
​A3 black and white printouts ​30p per sheet
​A3 colour printouts​£1 per sheet

Public printing

You can now print your documents to any of our 36 libraries from home, from work or while you are on the go using your own device. For information on how to use the service and terms and conditions please go to the public printing webpage.

Do I have to book a computer?

  • We advise you to pre-book a computer whenever possible.
  • Library members can book a computer up to 7 days in advance using the 'Book a Computer' icon on any library computer desktop.

WiFi access in libraries

All of our libraries now offer WiFi access. Find your nearest library.

The free, unlimited Wi-Fi service is available for anyone to use, whether or not they are library members. Customers can access the Wi-Fi themselves using their own devices, such as mobile phones, iPads and laptops.

Improve your IT skills with our IT Buddy volunteers

Some of our libraries have IT Buddy volunteers who can help you learn how to use a computer and the internet. Visit the events calendar to find out if this service is available at your local library.

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