Free internet and computer access

In line with Scottish Government & Aberdeen City Council guidelines and to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, we will be reopening a limited number of libraries for browsing and computer access from the week beginning Monday 31 August.

For computer access, to ensure social distancing there will be fewer PCs available at each site, sessions will be limited to 1 hour and must be booked in advance online or by phone.

Please note that to allow for social distancing, library staff are temporarily unable to provide 1:1 assistance at individual computers. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We provide computing facilities through our bookable public access PCs and free Wi-Fi service. 

Please note that study space and Wi-Fi workstations are not supported during this phase of reinstating library services. 

Public Access PCs

Every city library has PCs available for public access. Check the list of community libraries in Aberdeen to find the one nearest to you. Please check our Service Update page for latest information about which libraries are open. 

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 with your library card number and PIN via: 

If you are not a member you can Join Online to book a PC. 

If you do not know your PIN you can complete the PIN Request form and your PIN will be emailed to you.

All PCs offer access to the Internet and the main Office applications.

Please be aware, it is the responsibility of the user to ensure the recycle bin, deleted items and downloads folders are cleared of any information at the end of the session.

Printing is available at a charge. Please see Charges page for full details. 

Wi-Fi Service

Please note that study space and Wi-Fi workstations are not supported during this phase of reinstating library services. 

Free wireless internet access at is available at all libraries. You can use your laptop, phone or mobile device to access the free wireless internet connection in all libraries as well at some community centres, museums, Adventure Aberdeen, Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen University and Marischal College.

You will need to register to access this free service. 

  • Go to the Wi-Fi settings on your device and scan for the Aberdeen-city-connect network.
  • Complete the registration process using Facebook, Twitter or Google Accounts. If you don't use any of these there is a simple form to complete.
  • Once registered your device will pick up the network when you visit any of the locations where it is available within the city.

If you are a student in the city, you should be able to pick up your university Wi-Fi in all of the locations listed above and log in as you would normally to your university Wi-Fi. 

If you have any issues with access to this 24/7 service please speak to staff on site if they are available or contact:

The Library Systems Team
01224 652518

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