Library computers and free Wi-Fi

Computers

You can use one of the library computers, completely free, for up to two hours per day. You could use our computers to:

  • Create a CV, letters, spreadsheets, databases and presentations using Microsoft Office
  • Search for jobs and complete application forms
  • Apply for benefits and local authority housing
  • Access the internet
  • Research your family history
  • Connect to a range of Digital Library applications

To use the computers you will need your Southampton library card and PIN. If you don’t have a card, visit your local library with ID showing your name and address e.g. bank statement/driving licence and join immediately or join the library online and a card will be posted to you.

Visitors to the city wishing to use the computers can apply for a temporary membership. This is valid for three months. Ask staff in branch for details.

Printing, photocopying and scanning (charges apply) facilities are available at most libraries. Additionally our print anywhere service, PrintMyDoc, is live.

Please note public access computers turn off 15 minutes before library closure.

If you need help using computers, find out how our Digital Champions can help you.

Free Wi-Fi

In Central, Bitterne, Lordshill, Portswood and Shirley libraries, users can connect to the SCC-Guest network and will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions in order to use the service.

In Woolston, Burgess and Cobbett libraries, the network connection is The Cloud. The first time you try to connect you will be prompted to set-up an account.

Terms and Conditions for Computer Use in Libraries