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CONTACT

Mail :
Library Services
Plymouth Central Library
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AL
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 305900
Email :
library@plymouth.gov.uk

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Computer access in your library

Anyone can use the computers in our libraries. It's free for library members and there's a small charge for visitors. You will need to agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.

You will also need a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Ask in your library or email library@plymouth.gov.uk.

We limit the amount of time you can use the computers each day so that everyone can use them. If you are aged 15 or over you can have up to two hours a day. If you are aged 14 or under you can have up to one hour a day.

You can book a PC in advance at any library.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in Central, Plympton, Plymstock and St Aubyn Libraries. Log on with your library card number and PIN or ask library staff for details.

Visitors

If you are just visiting the city and need to use a computer, library staff are able to log on for you using a visitors ticket.

Access for visitors costs:

  • 15 minutes and two prints - £1
  • 30 minutes and five prints - £2
  • 60 minutes and five prints - £3
  • 120 minutes and five prints - £5

Young people

We actively encourage young people to use our internet services. Young people aged under fifteen need to get the written agreement from their parent or carer first. We have a simple form for them to use.

Filtering

We aim to filter out sites which are not appropriate for viewing in a public library environment.

If you think we have filtered an appropriate site, or should filter an inappropriate site, tell library staff or email library@plymouth.gov.uk

If you are concerned about accidentally finding inappropriate sites, we recommend that you use those which we have reviewed on the cyberLibrary.

cyberLibrary

The cyberLibrary contains links to hundreds of websites reviewed and evaluated by library staff.

Email

We offer access to web based email such as Gmail or YahooMail. More web based email providers can be found on the cyberLibrary.

Staff help

We run occasional drop in sessions where staff are available to give extra help and advice. Keep an eye out for posters in your library or visit the library what's on page.

We've listed websites that can help you get started online on the cyberLibrary.

Accessibility

All our computers allow you to adjust the size of the text on the screen.

Each library has at least one height adjustable desk and trackball mice are available in all libraries.

Library staff can advise on all of the above.

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