Internet and computing

Calderdale libraries have over 175 computers offering public access to the Internet spread across all service points, These computers were provided through a lottery-funded government programme, the People's Network.

Free access is available to library members for 1 hour per day. Further Internet access is subject to availability of PCs, and is charged at £1 per hour or part-hour. These are free to holders of Calderdale Passport to Leisure, to under 16s and over 60s.

At our libraries you can:

  • browse the Internet
  • obtain access to a number of subscription-only websites
  • use email to keep in touch with friends and family
  • make printouts for 10p per A4 sheet
  • use Microsoft Office for word processing.
  • save information onto a USB stick (these can be purchased from the following libraries: Central Library, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden Library).
  • scan documents onto a memory stick. The following libraries offer access to a scanner: Reference Library, Access for All Room, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.
  • gain access to a 3.5" (floppy disk drive) in the Reference Library.

Fees and Charges may apply - PDFFees and charges [PDF 182KB]

To book a PC

You can book a session in person, using your library card and PIN, or by telephoning Your local library.

IT taster sessions

Calderdale Libraries offer IT taster sessions for those who want to learn more about getting online and using common internet facilities, like email or shopping.

These sessions are mainly run by our volunteers, so check your local library to see if sessions are available near to you.

As a starting point we offer three one hour sessions covering the following subjects:

  • PC Basics (especially mouse and keyboard skills)
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Introduction to Email

For more information, please contact your local library or the Central Reference Library on 01422 392631