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Internet and computing

Calderdale libraries offer the public access to the Internet spread across all service points.

  • Library members can have free access for 70 minutes per day.
  • This is free to holders of Calderdale Passport to Leisure, under 16s and over 60s.

What you can do at our libraries

  • Browse the Internet.
  • Access a number of web sites that we subscribe to.
  • Use email to keep in touch with friends and family.
  • Make colour printouts for 10p per A4 sheet.
  • Use software to word process and work with spreadsheets.
  • Save information to a USB memory stick.
  • Scan documents to a USB memory stick.

There might be a cost, please see: Fees and charges for libraries.

To book a PC

You can do this in person using your library card and PIN or phone the library you intend to visit.

Wi-Fi access

All our libraries offer wireless access to the Internet at broadband speeds.

  • Anyone can use this service!
  • You do not need to be a member of the library and you do not need to join.
  • The service is normally only available within library buildings.

Do you need to find a library? Please see: Your local library.

What do I need to use this service?

  • You will need to have a device which is wi-fi enabled. (This means it has the hardware and software necessary to connect to wireless networks.)
  • If the service is available, it should be listed in available connections as 'Calderdale Libraries'.

What can I do when I am connected?

  • You can surf the Internet.
  • Send and receive emails.
  • Download files.

Use of this facility is subject to an Acceptable Use Policy., which you must agree to. Please note: It will filter content in line with Council guidelines.

Are there more facilities?

  • Where possible, there will be a place where you can sit at a desk to use a laptop. These will not always be an next to a point where you can charge your device. You may also need to use a library power-breaker where points are present.
  • You can print from one of our People's Network computers. For prices, see: Fees and charges for libraries - Photocopying.
  • You will need to save your files for printing. For example, online or to a memory stick. Then you can access them from a People's Network PC. 
  • Please note: You cannot print from the wireless network. We are looking at options to allow this in the future. 

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