Computer, internet and Wi-Fi access

Public computers with free internet access and Microsoft Office applications are available to use at all libraries.

You can book a computer for up to 2 hours per day in advance or on arrival if there's one available. To book over the phone please contact your local library. If you have a library card and password, you can book a PC online. If you're not a member of Bury Council Libraries yet, find out how to join.

As we don't charge for use of the computers they can get busy, we therefore advise people to book in advance. We also ask that you abide by our computer access policy.

Note: All public access computers shut down 15 minutes before the library/centre closes.

What else is available on the computers?

  • Software and hardware suitable for visually impaired library users
  • Scanners (most libraries)
  • Free access to online reference resources

You can save work to your USB stick or print from computers. Charges for printing per A4 sheet are:

  • Black and white - 20p
  • Colour - 50p

Wi-Fi access

Free access is available at all libraries:

When you link your device to the free Wi-Fi service offered by Bury Council you'll be prompted, on the login screen, to abide by BT's terms and conditions. You must also abide by Bury Council's Public Wi-Fi terms and conditions.

Need help using computers?

Please see our learn in libraries page and also details of local Adult Learning courses.

Would you like to be a digital buddy volunteer?

We are looking for people with good computer skills to help deliver training courses in many of our libraries. If you're interested and can spare an hour or two a week then please see our digital buddy volunteers web page.