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Computers and WiFi

All 14 local libraries accept appointments for PC use.

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Public Computers

All libraries offer free access to computers, with sessions bookable in one hour slots. You can book online here, in person or by calling or emailing the library you wish to visit. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Sessions can be extended on the day if the PC remains available.

Contact details for each library can be found in the individual library webpages here.

PCs can be used on a 'one off' basis by non-library members, thereafter library membership will be required. Please ask a member of library staff for assistance.

Photocopying and printing services are available in all West Lothian libraries. Prices are displayed on the following document: Library service charges [89KB]   Please note we are unable to accept card payments.

 

Boardmaker Plus v.6 software is now available in every library, (on 2 pc's in larger libraries and 1 in smaller libraries).  It is advisable to book your Boardmaker session in advance to ensure the pc is free, you can do this online here: here, by calling the library you wish to visit or in person.  Resource boxes and instructions are available from library staff.

 

High Vis/large keypad keyboards are now installed permanently on one pc in each library.

 

Help with digital skills - If you would like to learn how to use computers or to improve and up-skill your existing digital skills, library staff can direct you to free tutor led classes provided by Adult Learning in your area. Please email adultlearning@westlothian.gov.uk or Freephone 0800 731 1831.

 

Computer Guides

  • Digital Unite

Easy to use guides to help you make the most of modern technology and improve your IT confidence and skills. Simply visit the Digital Unite website and discover how to create documents, email and Skype, and how to get the best from the Internet and much more.

  • My World of Work

Help to choose a career, find a job and tips on creating successful CVs and interview techniques. My World of Work

 

WiFi

Free WiFi is available at the following libraries:

To access free WiFi in these libraries please select Public Network and agree to the Terms & Conditions.

3D printing

West Lothian libraries currently have an Ultimaker 2+ and Geeetech A20M 3D printers which can be booked to print your compatible 3D design projects.  There is no charge for using the 3D printer, however a nominal fee will be charged to cover the materials used. 

If you wish to use this resource you must book in advance and be prepared to wait while your design is printed (printing times can be quite lengthy).  For further information or to book this resource please contact library.info@westlothian.gov.uk in the first instance.