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Library computers and Wi-Fi

Library computers and Wi-Fi

There are a limited number of public computers available.

  • Use of the computers is free of charge.
  • Sessions are available for 60 minutes and can be extended longer automatically if there are no other customers waiting.
  • You can book a session in advance or walk-in (subject to availability).

You can book a library computer session online or by ringing the library enquiry line on 0345 603 7628. You will need a permanent library card number to complete your booking.

Printing is available in most libraries. Please check individual library locations for details before booking.

Please note:

  • All library computers are subject to our acceptable use policy  
  • Public computers in libraries are powered down automatically 10 minutes before closing time. Please plan your activity accordingly to avoid disappointment.

All library computers have the following Microsoft Office applications:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint


Accessibility software is installed on all machines. This enlarges the screen display or reads text out loud.

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

You can bring your own device to the library and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. Simply connect your device to “Essex Library Wi-Fi” at any of our libraries

You just need to complete a simple registration to log on.

Use of the library Wi-Fi is subject to our Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

Using a printer or scanner

You can print from the public computers in many libraries but please check individual library locations for details before booking. 

You are welcome to bring in a USB memory stick.

Some libraries have scanners available, please check individual library locations.


View charges for printing in the library

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