Wi-Fi libraries

We offer wireless connection to the internet at broadband speeds, at all our libraries. This is in addition to the dedicated public computers that we offer at all our libraries.

Anyone can use this service! You do not need to be a member of the library, and will not be required to join. The service is normally only available within library buildings.

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What do I need to use this service?

You will need to have a device which is wi-fi enabled. This means it has the hardware and software necessary to connect to wireless networks. If the service is available, it should be listed in available connections as ‘Calderdale Libraries’

What can I do once I am connected?

You can surf the internet, send and receive e-mails and download files. Use of the internet is subject to an Acceptable Use Policy, to which you will need to agree once you have opened a web-browser. It will also filter some content in line with Council guidelines. Please note that wi-fi at Beechwood Road Library is provided as part of the UK BT/Barclays Supporting IT in the Community project.

What additional facilities are there?

Where possible we provide a place where you can sit at a desk for those using a laptop. There will not always be an adjacent point to charge your device, and may require use of a library power-breaker where points are present.

You can print from one of our People's Network computers, the cost is 10p per A4 sheet. You will need to save your files for printing (for example, onto online storage space or a memory stick) in order to access them from an available People's Network PC. It is not currently possible to print from the wireless network, but we are actively exploring options to allow this in larger libraries in Calderdale.


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