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Free Internet, E-mail & Computer Access

 

We provide computing facilities through our bookable Public Access, Express Internet PCs and free Wi-fi service. 

  Our Media Centre

 Wifi Service

FREE Wireless Internet Access at Central Library and all Community Libraries.  Library members can now use their laptops, PDAs and mobile phones to gain free, fast broadband connections to the internet at Central Library and all Community Libraries.

You'll need to be a library member to access this free service. If you're not a member, please ask the staff at your nearest library about how to join.

 

Public Access PCs

Each of the City libraries has PCs available for Public Access. Details of the various locations can be found on the   Community Libraries in Aberdeen page. You must be a library member to use the bookable Public Access PCs. If you are already a member of the library you can book from home by entering your library card number and PIN on the Netloan Booking Facility page.

Details of facilities available in the Central Library are as follows:

Media Centre

The 19 Media Centre Public Access PCs (numbered 13-31) are free to use but may require booking in advance to ensure access. You can book up to 2 one-hour sessions per day. A PC is available in this area to make bookings. PCs 1-12 are only available when a College Class is not in progress.

Software

The following software is available on PCs 1-12:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 (full suite). 
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Windows Media Player
  • Mind Manager 2002
  • Windows DVD maker
  • Gimp
  • iTunes
  • Picasa  ( photo management)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Skype
  • Chrome
  • Quicktime (Apple Games Software)

 

The following software is available on PCs 13-31:

  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Word 2010
  • Adobe Reader 
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 
  • Google Earth
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • Outlook 
  • Picasa 3 (Photo management)
  • Real Player
  • Roxio Creator 3.3 (Disc burning)
  • Skype 
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Media Player 

Hardware

  • CD/DVD Burners & USB Ports are available on all PCs
  • A floppy drive is available to hire
  • A3 Scanners are available on PCs 19 & 29
  • A4 Scanners are available on PCs 7, 24 & 25

PCs in the Information Centre

There are three Public Access PCs in the Information Centre of the Central Library which can be booked in advance. A scanner is available for use on PC2.

To use these PCs for research purposes e.g. Family History, Company and Consumer Information, Funding searches, Job seeking etc., please consult staff on the floor who will facilitate access for you.

There are also four Express Internet Service PCs which provide free basic access to the Internet for a maximum period of 20 minutes per session.

As elsewhere throughout the building, free WiFi is available with 4 isolated power sockets available.

Express Internet PCs

The Express Internet Service PCs provide free basic access to the Internet for a maximum period of 20 minutes per session and are located in the Adult Lending Department.

Prints are available from the enquiry desk for all PCs at 20p per sheet.

We also have USB sticks as well as CD & DVD discs available for purchase.

 

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