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Computers

Log on/off

Logging on

  • Each time you log on you will be asked to agree to our acceptable user policy
  • Users are allowed a maximum of 60 minutes access a day
  • Time cannot be banked and carried over to other days
  • A session may be extended at the discretion of library staff

Logging off

  • You will receive an on screen warning 10 minutes and 2 minutes before the end of your session
  • The computer will automatically log off before the next session
  • Remember to save your work on your own portable data storage device
  •  Do not save any of your work on to the computer hard drive
  • To protect your privacy and data security, all computers will automatically delete local user files and web history

Registering

  • If you’re not yet a library member, join online or visit a library to get started
  • If you are under 13 you will need a parent/carers permission to use the internet
  • On joining you will need to set a PIN to use the computers

Booking a computer

  • You can book a computer up to 7 days in advance
  • Staff can reserve a session for you within the library
  • You can reserve a computer from home by ringing your local library (you will need your library barcode number)
  • Please remember to cancel if you are unable to attend your booking
  • Reserved computers will become automatically available after 8 minutes
  • If your booking lapses your time allowance will be used for the day
  • To protect your privacy and data security, all computers will automatically delete local user files and web history

Printing and WiFi

Printing

  • A4/A3 black and white and colour printing is charged at a standard rate per side
  • Fees and charges are on display in all libraries

Wifi

  • You do not need to be a library member to use the WiFi
  • Please note that the library WiFi network is a filtered service and is unsecured
  • We recommend that you do not transfer confidential information, such as financial details or passwords
  • We recommend that your equipment has adequate security and anti-virus protection installed
  • Full prices are on library charges poster.

Computers

  • As a Walsall library member you can use our full range of computer services
  • Temporary visitor passes can be issued by library staff, for a small charge
  • You need to bring your library card number and your PIN (Personal Identification Number)