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Following careful consideration and Government guidance on Coronavirus, all Essex libraries and mobile libraries will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience and will let you know as soon as normal service resumes. Find out more in our news story.

Frequently asked questions.

Updates to the public computers in libraries

Desktop computer with screen and keyboard
07 January 2020

The free public access computers in Essex libraries are being upgraded to Windows 10. This will improve the performance and security of the machines. We’re also providing new mice, keyboards and bigger screens.

Following a survey with users last year, we’re also updating the software installed on the machines. This will make them more relevant to users’ needs.

The rollout across all 74 libraries will initially be concentrated on the locations with greatest use. We’ll be working to minimise any disruption and will post alerts on the library locations pages of our website to keep you up to date. Please also keep an eye on our Twitter feed for latest updates on the rollout.

Try out our new faster machines by booking your next session online!