Computers and the internet: wifi and usage

Using library computers

You can use the computers in Barnet libraries to:

Most of the computers are self-service (PC Express). Just turn up and type in your library card number and PIN to use the computer. You can apply online for a library card before your visit. You can also book a computer by asking library staff. Visitors can pay to use a PC for one hour.

You must agree to our Acceptable Usage policy.

PCs turn off 15 minutes before the library closes.

All our libraries have self service issue machines.

Computer charges

  • first 90 minutes each day is free for library card holders
  • PC hire charge per hour: £2.70 (£1.35 concessions)
  • black and white printing: 10p per sheet
  • colour printing: 50p per sheet

Concessions apply to children, students and those claiming benefits. Proof of eligibility is required.

Public wifi

All Barnet libraries have wifi you can use with your own device. To use our wifi you will need your Barnet library card and your PIN. If you do not have a PIN please speak to library staff or contact your local library.

Computer classes

A range of computer courses are available. Find details for your local library.

Barnet and Southgate College run courses using PCs at Colindale and Hendon libraries:

  • Switch on to IT (beginners)
    Ideal for absolute beginners, this course teaches you how to use a mouse and keyboard, word processing, internet and email
  • Click on to the net: including: browsers, website addresses, search engines, online forms, viruses, e-mail security and safety, online shopping and social networking

To be eligible for these free courses you need to be a permanent UK resident, be aged 19+, and have basic English skills.

Please contact Barnet and Southgate College directly to book.

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