Library computer help and support

To use our computers free of charge you need to be a member of the library.

You can use the service as a visitor but you will be charged £1.50 for up to one hour's use. Additional time (if available) will be charged at the same rate, and you will need to provide proof of your name.

You will be issued with a ‘guest’ log-in by a member of staff.

Computer facilities

On the People’s Network you can use:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 – including Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentations), Access (databases), Publisher (creating publications)
  • Internet Explorer or Google Chrome for browsing the web
  • web-based email accounts – library staff can help you if you want to create one
  • USB sticks, CD/DVD drive, floppy disk drives
  • sound – please bring your own headphones

Each library has one:

  • flat-bed scanner connected to a computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 8 editing software
  • computer on a height-adjustable desk

All access is filtered, and children’s access is filtered to a higher level.

Library staff are happy to help but they cannot give tuition.



  • black and white – 10 pence per side
  • colour – 50 pence per side
Special printing fees

For homework only, children and young people can have 5 x black and white and 1 x colour prints free of charge.

Computer Classes - Regular Sessions for Beginners

Beginner's computer classes are held at the following locations, in partnership with other organisations. Places are free but must be booked. Contact the library for the latest times and date.

  • Central Library
  • Crystal Peaks Library
  • Darnall Library
  • Firth Park Library
  • Highfield Library
  • Hillsborough Library
  • Manor Library
  • Parson Cross Library
  • Woodseats Library
  • Stocksbridge Library

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