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Computers, printing and Wi-Fi

Free PC use, plus printing, copying, scanning services and Wi-Fi access


Booking a computer


Using a computer

Nottingham City Libraries have Windows 10 computers with access to:

      • Internet
      • Scanning
      • Printing
      • Microsoft Office 2016 applications
      • An accessible USB drive to allow you to save your work

When using a library computer you must agree to our Library computer access policy

If you are under the age of 14 you will need written permission from a parent or carer to use the library computers.

Free public Wi-Fi provided by GovWifi is available in all Nottingham City Libraries and many other Nottingham City Council buildings.

  • The first time you use our public Wi-Fi you will need to sign up. Text ‘GO’ to 07537417417.
  • If you need help, please ask the library staff.

Available in all our libraries

  • A4 and A3 black and white and colour printing from your own device or when using our library public computers.
  • A4 and A3 black and white and colour photocopying.
  • There is normally a charge to print or photocopy.  You can pay online or by cash at the desk.

To print from your own device, click the button below to find out more!

All our libraries have scanning facilities that are free to use.

  • Using our flatbed scanners, you can scan directly to email
  • Digital microforms scanners available at Nottingham Central Library only.
  • Due to limited availability, we advise you to book the computer with the scanner, in advance
TypeCharge (standard)Charge (under 18s)
A4 Black and White£0.15 per side£0.10p per side
A3 Black and White£0.30 per side£0.15 per side
A4 Colour£0.50 per side£0.25 per side
A3 Colour£1 per side£0.50 per side

There may be additional charges for staff-assisted document copying for Local Studies materials. Please ask staff for details.

Discounts for printing or photocopying: Free printing in homework sessions (max 10 A4 sheets).

We offer friendly and informal one-to-one help in some of our libraries.

Drop-in and booked help sessions with our Library IT Volunteers are available at Hyson Green Library and Dales Centre Library.

Hublets are Samsung Galaxy tablets which library users can borrow for use within the library (currently at the Meadows Library and Dales Centre Library). All you need is your Nottingham City library card and PIN to release a Hublet for up to 2 hours use, completely free.

The Hublets are ready to browse the internet using the library’s Wi-Fi, and are preloaded with some commonly used apps.

Hublet Tablets are programmed to work in the library only and should not be taken off site.

Nottingham City Council believes that payday loans are detrimental to the health and economic well-being of Nottingham’s citizens.

The Council is supporting: stricter controls over payday loan companies and premises; stricter regulation of advertising for payday loan companies; and the promotion of credit unions which provide a safer loan alternative to vulnerable citizens.

As a result, all payday loan company websites will be blocked and inaccessible on all Nottingham City Council computers, including public computers in libraries from Thursday 19th September 2013.

For information on alternatives and advice on financial services visit the Welfare Rights Service.

Gambling sites

In addition, after further review, the decision to block gambling websites on all Nottingham City Council Library computers was taken and is in effect from 1 November 2019.

To make comment on these policies or any Nottingham City Council matter you can Have Your Say via the online comments and complaint system.

PN 286-Princh Cloud Printing

GovWifi Terms and conditions

Nottingham City Libraries Computer Acceptable Use Policy