Using a library computer
Using a computer
From Monday 26 July you can login to a computer with your library card and PIN. You will no longer need to pre-book.
Read our COVID-19 Update from 19 July for details of changes to our services.
Information about your booking
Each computer session lasts 45 minutes. You are limited to 1 session per day.
Computer sessions will end 15 minutes before the library closes. Please note this includes lunchtime closures.
For the safety of customers and staff, we may be unable to provide help.
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Guidelines for using library computers
You must attend your session alone unless you are a carer or accompanying a child.
We politely request that all library customers wear a face covering while in the library building.
Please follow instructions to maintain social distancing within the library.
Sanitise your hands on entry and before you use a computer or self-service kiosk.
Please use the cleaning wipes provided to clean the keyboard and mouse at the start and end of your session.
You must agree to our Acceptable Usage policy.
- black and white printing: 20p per A4 sheet
- colour printing: 80p per A4 sheet
Payment for printing must be made in cash at the self-service machines in Childs Hill, Colindale, Finchley Church End, Mill Hill and South Friern libraries. You can pay by cash or card at all other libraries.
If you need to print, please do so within your 45-minute booking slot, as you will not be able to use the PC after your session.
NHS Test and Trace
In order to assist the NHS's Test and Trace service, the Council is maintaining a temporary record of our visitors. This information will be shared with the NHS if needed.
We will collect the following information from you:
- contact number
- date and time of your visit
- names of any staff members you interact with
This is a voluntary scheme and nobody visiting our premises is required to provide their details.
We encourage our customers to share their details in order to support NHS Test and Trace.
If you prefer us not to share this data with the NHS, you can opt-out. Staff will ask you when you make your booking, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council will not verify any visitor's identity for NHS Test and Trace purposes.
For the safety of our staff and customers, wi-fi is not currently available. Please check here for details on plans to re-start this service in the future.
Computer classes, help and support
Improve your digital skills in our computer classes and online training courses or get help from our IT Support Service. Find out more about how to improve your digital skills