Computer and internet access

All our libraries have computers, internet and Wi-Fi access.

For library computer use these are our terms of use. 

Access to book renewals and reservations, some information websites, council and government information, online reference resources and the eLibrary is free for everyone.

Using public computers

Buckinghamshire library members may have 1 hour per day free on the internet when using library computers. Please note library members must bring their library membership card with them to claim their free hour. 

Use after this is charged at 50p per 15 minutes.

If you're not already a member of the library, it is free to join.

Printing

A4 Greyscale: 15p per page

A4 Colour: 50p per page

Children under 16

Must be library members to use the internet, must bring their library membership card with them and have written permission from their parent or guardian.

Under 8s must be accompanied by a parent or carer when accessing the internet on library computers. 

Further guidance on keeping safe online can be found on our Children's Library and Young Adult Library section.

Read the UK Safer Internet Centre advice and tips for Parents and Carers to help keep your child safe online.

Please read our public computer, internet and Wi-Fi use in libraries policy for more details

Using Wi-Fi in a library

All Buckinghamshire libraries offer free Wi-Fi.

Bring along your own device and connect to the internet for free.

On your devices search for available Wi-Fi networks and connect to BCC_GUEST 

These community libraries also offer Wi-Fi access through different network providers so their access arrangements will vary:

  • Beacon Villages
  • Farnham Common
  • Haddenham
  • Wing

Please note we currently do not offer Wi-Fi printing.

Computer Accessibility

All of our public computers have the standard Microsoft Windows 7 accessibility features.

We also have Windows Eyes for Office, which reads the text on the screen and a choice or male or female narration voices.

The libraries listed below have a larger screen available:

  • Amersham 
  • Beaconsfield 
  • Buckingham 
  • Burnham 
  • Chesham 
  • Aylesbury Study Centre
  • Hazlemere 
  • High Wycombe 
  • Marlow 
  • Princes Risborough 
Every library has a large letters keyboard available and some libraries have a larger screen available.
Vision impaired people (VIPs) are able to use our computers free of charge.
All staff have had disability awareness training and are happy to help adjust computer settings to suit individual customers.
We ask that customers provide their own headphones if they wish to listen to sound on our public computers. 

Boardmaker - picture communication software

Boardmaker is computer software that contains thousands of Picture Communication Symbols.

Symbols can be used with anyone who may need additional support with communication.

 

 

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