Public access to computers is available in all our libraries and is free to use. A Free Wi-Fi Service is available in selected libraries
- Who can use the computers?
- Can children use the computers?
- What can I use the computers for?
- What Wi-Fi facilities are available?
- How do I book a computer?
- For how long can I use a computer?
- What if I don't know how to use computers?
- What if I have special access needs?
- Computers and Internet: Acceptable Use Policy
- Computer Use Information
All library members. The service is free but there is a charge for printing. If you are not a member, you will need to join before you can book a computer. You must also agree to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy.
Visitors to Aberdeenshire are also welcome to use the computers free of charge. You will be required to sign in and provide photographic id and proof of your home addresse.g. driving licence.
The service is available to all library members and there is no age limit (although if you are under the age of 16, a parent or guardian must sign your library membership application form). Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for the information obtained by the child and ensure the child understands the conditions stated above and acts responsibly. There is filtering software in operation on the Internet.
The computers are all connected to the Internet. Allowing you to:
- Surf the Web for free
- Stay in touch with family and friends through email
- Get free access to a range of subscription-based reference databases
- Use the Scanners
You can also save any documents to our secure area, so that only you can see them. Each member is entitled to 30MB in which to save to. Or alternatively, you can use your USB stick or burn a CD on some of our computers.
As a Library member you can use your laptop, PDA or mobile phone to gain free, fast broadband connections to the Internet at Aboyne Library, Alford Library, Banchory Library, Banff Library, Ellon Library, Fraserburgh Library, Huntly Library, Inverurie Library, Kemnay Library, Kintore Library, Macduff Library, Meldrum Library, Peterhead Library, Portlethen Library, Stonehaven Library , Turriff Library and Westhill Library. You'll need to be a library member to access this free service. If you're not a member, please ask the staff at you nearest library on how to join. Visitors to Aberdeenshire are also welcome to use the Wi-Fi Service. You will be required to sign in and provide photographic id and proof of your home address e.g driving licence.
You do not need to book in advance to use a computer; however at certain libraries we strongly recommend advance booking.
You can phone your local library or visit the library to make a booking in advance. When you are using one of our computers you could book for your next visit before you log off.
Computers can be used from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day, depending on which library you visit. This may be extended if the computers are not busy.
Computer classes are generally run by and based in, the local community centre or College. The classes range from a beginner’s course like computing for the petrified, up to nationally recognised qualification e.g. European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
We provide access to devices and software designed to make our computers available to all our members. These include:
- Large keyboards
- Magnifying software
- Narrator software
This policy has been produced in order to safeguard the interests of the library and information service and the community it serves. All users of computers and the internet must read and agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.
Guidelines published to safeguard the interests of the library service and the community it serves.