There are computers available for public use in all the libraries across Bolton. In addition our libraries offer wireless internet access. Just ask the staff next time you visit and they can help you log on to our Wi-Fi.  

The central library also provides scanning facilities with a charge per page scanned. Visit the Library charges page for further information.

You can use our computers to:

  • access the internet and web based email
  • use Microsoft Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Access, Frontpage, Publisher, InfoPath, and Powerpoint)
  • print documents in black and white (colour printing available in some libraries) 
  • save documents onto a USB 'flash' drive (memory stick)

Booking a computer

Advanced bookings are not always necessary. If all computers are in use when you visit, you will be entered into a queue. You can pre-book a session up to one week in advance.

You can book in person when you visit the library, or by phone.

Is there a charge?

You can use the computer for up to an hour per day for free.

There is a charge for additional time. Please see Library charges for details.

Internet usage terms and conditions

By using our computers you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions of use.

The computers are available up to 15 minutes before the close of the library's business.

Computer mentors and tutor led classes

We offer one-to-one sessions at selected libraries, led by volunteer computer mentors. Please ask library staff for details.