All our computers have internet access, Microsoft Office applications and links to selected online resources, websites and our subscription databases.

Computer access

The computers are free to use for library members or visitors with appropriate identification. Children and young people under 16 years of age will need the written consent of their parent, guardian or carer.

Access is available for up to two hours per day, from opening time until five minutes before closing. This may not always be possible during busy times. All users must agree to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy before using the computer.

Staying safe online

All library staff have received Kirklees Awareness of Online Safety (KAOS) training and internet access is filtered via the Kirklees Council firewall. Libraries also run KAOS sessions which look at how to use the internet safely and effectively, minimise risks and discover reliable online resources.

Accessibility

Each library has at least one trackball and an oversized keyboard for use with the computers. We are continually seeking to keep up-to-date with text-to-speech, screen magnification and accessibility technologies.

Printing and scanning

All our computers are print enabled, several locations offer a scanning service and Huddersfield Reference library has a self-serve A4 flatbed scanner costing 50p per one hour session (or part thereof).

WiFi

Free Wifi access is available at all libraries for users with internet enabled mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Learn my way

All our libraries are part of the UK Online Centre network. Following the success of our Basic In-formation Technology Sessions (BITS) in delivering free computer tuition we have now teamed up with UK Online Centres to deliver free Learn My Way courses. Please ask library staff for more details.