Computers and WiFi
Computers and WiFi
Free computer access in all libraries
All libraries offer free access to computers, with sessions bookable in one hour slots. You can book by phone, email, online or in person up to a week in advance.
You can book your own session on one of the public computers in all libraries and some community centres using the My PC online booking system. Simply register at My PC with your library barcode and PIN on your phone, tablet or pc. Sessions can be booked up to a week in advance and you may extend your booking if no-one else is waiting.
Customers are encouraged to become members of the library. PCs can be used on a one off basis without registering as a library member but customers must register as a library member at their next visit and they must also agree to the Acceptable Use of Computers [60kb] guidelines.
You can search the internet and use the Microsoft Office packages. If you are a beginner, library staff can direct you to tutor led classes in your area. Find a computer class in your local area on the Let's Get On website or download the Get into Digital Learning [965kb] leaflet which lists the IT classes offered locally by Community Learning and Development.
See below our print charges in libraries. Please note print use for job searches or welfare applications is free of charge.
- A4: 10p per side (black and white), 20p per side (colour)
- A3: 20p per side (black and white), 40p per side (colour)
Volunteer IT Buddies are available to provide help to use computers and access online services. This service is available in Carmondean Connected, Lanthorn and Whitburn. See the IT Buddies [217kb] list for more information.
WiFi logoFree WiFi
You can access free WiFi at the following libraries:
- Simpson Library, Bathgate
- Blackburn Connected
- Carmondean Connected
Simply register for a MyGovScot account and use this to sign in at any of these locations.
Get started online with help from the BBC Webwise site and learn to use computers and the internet. Whether you want to set up an email account, search for a job or discover how to get the best from your tablet, then Webwise can help.
Easy to use guides to help you make the most of modern technology and improve your IT confidence and skills. Simply visit the Digital Unite website and discover how to create documents, email and Skype, and how to get the best from the Internet and much more.
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Learn the basics of using the computer and the internet with these free online courses from Learnmyway, Once you have mastered the basics, you can learn how chat to family and friends on Facebook, share digital photographs or look after your health online. There are short courses to help you learn how to do these tasks and many others.