Public Access Computers
We are delighted to say we have upgraded most of the hardware in each of our libraries in the last 18 months. Subsequently we now have some great 24-inch touch screen PCs running Windows 10, as well as a wide range of Microsoft Office apps and tools. Much faster than the previous version of the Peoples Network but still providing library members access to the internet, printing and scanning, as well as new features like 3D model and photo editing. You can book a session on a PC to guarantee access or turn up at any of our branches to use one of the PCs if available. You will need your library borrower number and PIN to login and can use computer for up to 2 hours in one sitting. Library staff can extend that session if required but only if no other members are waiting to use it. Library internet access is a filtered service that automatically blocks inappropriate websites, making it a safe and friendly environment for children and young adults.
So why not work, study or just browse the web at your local library?
Who can use this service?
Any member, of any age, can use all of the above service simply by inputting their membership number and password. All users will be prompted to accept the Library Acceptable Use Policy before accessing the internet. Parents or guardians of children under the age of 16 will have already accepted responsibility for the child’s use of the internet as part of the original library joining process. All internet use is filtered and can be monitored when required.
All our libraries in Aberdeenshire provide free Wi-Fi so members can access the internet using their own devices. All you need to do is log into the myAberdeenshire WiFi with an email address or through your social media account. There is also free Wi-Fi available in the Local Studies department at the library headquarters in Oldmeldrum.
Help and Support
All staff are on hand to offer first level support and advice and have been trained to European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) standard.
Support and advice can also be provided by local volunteers via one-to-one tuition or group based demonstrations. Aberdeenshire Libraries Digital Development team also arrange taster sessions for those looking to use any of our digital services and devices such as iPads and e-Readers. Ask local library staff for further details.