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Computers in the library

Coronavirus (COVID-19): library computers unavailable

In light of the current situation, computers in the libraries are currently unavailable.

However, there are a limited number of computers available at Rochdale customer service centre. These are available to access council services only if absolutely necessary. Rochdale customer service centre information


Some of the libraries in the borough have computers for library members to use. 

Book a session to use a library computer

You must book a session to use a computer at any of the following libraries:

Sessions last 30 minutes and you can book a maximum of one session a day.

You can book a session using your online library account. Alternatively, you can book a session by ringing or emailing us using the details on this page.

We're experiencing technical difficulties with our online bookings. Please ring us using the contact details on this page, or drop into one of the libraries that are open to book a session. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Login to your library account to book a library computer

COVID-19 guidance for visiting a library

We've created some guidance to help you plan your visit and to let you know what safety measures we've put in place. ​Please read the guidance carefully before visiting any Rochdale borough library.

Who can use a library computer

Any library member over the age of 14 can use the library computers. If you're not a member already, find out how to join the library

If you're 14 years old or younger, you'll need your parent's consent to use a library computer. We asked for this when you joined the library. If they didn't give their consent when you joined, they can contact us at anytime to give their consent now.

How to use a library computer

To use a computer, you'll need to:

  1. Log in using your library card number and your 4-digit pin number which you were asked to make when you joined the library. If you can't remember your pin number, we can email you your pin number if you know your library card number. Request an email with your pin number
  2. When you log in, you'll need to tick a box to agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.
  3. You'll then be logged on the computer.

Find out how to get help with computers and the internet.

What you can do on a library computer

You can use a computers in the library to:

Magnifying software is available on all library computers if you need it.

Saving your work on a library computer

You won't be able to store or save work permanently on the computers in the library. Files on the computer are deleted at the end of every session to protect your information.

If you need to save your work permanently, you can:

  • Save to a USB
  • Save to cloud storage
  • Email the items to yourself

Other ways to access FREE computers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are a range of ways you can get free access to the internet and a computer and help if you need it. You can:

Contact

0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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Did you know?

Joining a library is FREE. You can join any library in England and Wales to use their facilities.

So, if you can't find it with us, take a look at the services on offer at a different library.

Join Rochdale borough libraries

It only takes a couple of minutes to join the library online. You can use your library membership to:

  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Access a range of online resources.
  • Borrow items from any library in the Greater Manchester Consortium.

Please remember to bring identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

Join the library