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Libraries reopening news and updates

45 libraries are now open for public access. For the latest updates and information on current library services, opening hours and how we are keeping customers and staff safe, visit our Coronavirus information page.

High speed internet computers are available in all Surrey libraries. Please note that, due to IT processes, all computers are shut down 15 minutes before library closing time.

Who can use the computers?

Anyone can use the computers. Library members can have up to two hours free (conditions apply) and can purchase additional hours for £2.50 per hour.

To use a computer you will need to have a library card and know your PIN. If you are disabled see our webpage: Library computers for users with disabilities.

Non-members can purchase a one hour guest login for £2.50

How do I book a computer?

Computers for public use in the library

Book a computer online

You can also book in person or by phoning us.

How long can I use a computer for?

You may use a computer for up to two hours in any day. This can be in one session or in shorter sessions.

Can children use the computers?

If you are under 16 years of age you will need your parent or carer to either sign a permission form or to use the computer with you.

What can I use the computers for?

The computers are all connected to the internet. You can surf the web, search for information, send or receive email. However, internet access at the library is filtered, so the filter may occasionally block sites of interest. Why not use our computers for independent study following a course of your choosing? There are also word processing and other office programmes for you to use.

If you haven't used the internet before

If you are not familiar with the internet, library staff can help you get started and can help you search for information. You could also book a Digital Buddy, to help you get started.

Adult Learning run classes throughout the year and you can search their list of courses online.

Can I print pages from the internet?

Yes, there is a charge for printing:

All libraries have black and white printers, not all have colour. Check our list of Surrey libraries for details.

  • 25p a sheet for black and white
  • £1 a sheet for colour

Can I use USB drives in the computers?

Yes, work can be saved to USB drives.