Computers, WiFi and Digital Help
We have computers in every library that are free to use for up to 2 hours a day. You can make a booking to use a computer here or by contacting your local library. You will need to have a Lambeth Library membership, which is free and easy to set up.
Book a PC ahead of your visit.
Using our computers you can;
- Access the internet with the web browsers Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
- Read or edit documents using Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Reader for PDFs
- Print in A4, A3, colour and black & white (see fees and charges for costs)
- Save or access files by plugging in your own USB memory stick or a USB external hard drive. We also have facilities to scan to a personal USB memory stick.
AccessibilityAll of our library computers have large print Dolphin keyboards and Supernova screen enlarging software.
This software allows you to change the size of the font, the colours of text and background and will also read the text aloud.
If you have your own device you can use the Lambeth Libraries WiFi for free. This is available in all our libraries.
Printing, Photocopying and ScanningYou can print from library computer. Use the link above to book a computer. You can pay for your printing at a library self-service kiosk in cash or at the discretion of the library these can be added to your library card account and paid online via your account page on this website.
The printers are also photocopying machines and you can make A4 and A3 photocopies in black and white or in colour.
The charges for printing and photocopying are the same.
You can also scan documents using these machines. You will need a USB to put into the machine. Scanning documents is free.
The charges for printing and photocopying per sheet are
A4 black and white 20p A4 colour 80p
A3 black and white 40p A3 colour £1.50
Classes, training and support to get onlineOur libraries run basic IT help classes, Silver Surfers classes and more. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions these are not currently running but we hope to bring them back soon.
You can also Book-a-Librarian if you need some individual help. Please ask at your local branch for details.
There are a number of good websites for online computer skills learning, such as:
Universal Skills – Access this with your library card to learn basic IT skills, access support through the Universal Job Match and Universal Credit process, and learn job skills including CV creation.
Learn My Way
My Computer My Way - provides information on adaptations available to help you get online if you have a disability