Using our computers

Every library and travelling library has computers available for free use. You can use the library computers to access the internet, email accounts and to use our installed programs, including:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher
  • Access

Your files will not be kept on the library computers, it is advisable to bring a USB memory stick with you to save your work or to store scanned files. If you don't have one, you can buy one from your local library.

First-time users

If you haven't used a library computer before, you'll also need to read the PDF DocumentConditions of Use and sign the registration form (576 KB), sign and return to your local library.  

If you're not yet a library member, join online now or visit a library to get started.

Book a computer in advance

You can book a computer in advance online or by calling your library. You'll need the barcode number from your library card and your PIN.

Help and support with using computers

If you're just starting out, there are many ways we can help.

  • We stock computer books for beginners
  • Staffordshire Adult and Community Learning Service run beginner and follow-on computer classes in many libraries
  • Some libraries can put you in touch with an IT buddy - a library volunteer who can provide you with support in using computers
  • From time to time, we also offer activities such as digital photography and      sessions on researching your local and family history online
  • If you are blind or partially sighted, we have large print keyboards and software that can magnify print, read webpages aloud and allow you to choose a colour scheme to suit you.
  • There are printing and scanning facilities in all libraries with a small charge for anything that you want to print.

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