Booking a Computer
The People's Network is the name given to public access
computers in public libraries throughout the United Kingdom. If you
have not used the booking system before, please take the time to
read this page.
When you have booked a computer, please make a note of the
number of the computer ("unit" on the booking system) that you have
booked. You will need this to find the computer that is waiting for
Book a Computer
When you use the system to book a computer for yourself.
- First type in your library card number, and then click on
"Login" (or press the Return/Enter key on your computer keyboard).
- Move your cursor over the choice "Reservations" and choose,
from a drop-down list, the library at which you want to book a
- Next choose the date for which you want to book a computer, and
then the time - either by clicking on a time period on the computer
or by typing in the time.
- Confirm the booking by clicking on "Create" (to create the
booking) then your booking will be made.
If you want to cancel the booking you can do so by clicking on
the session you have booked and clicking on "Delete" on the
- When you come the library to use the computer, look for the
computer with the number of the one you have booked.
- When your computer session is about to start it will
automatically log out any person using the session before the one
you have booked, ready for you to log in.
- When prompted, type in your library card number, press
Return/Enter or click on Login. You will then be required to
accept the terms and conditions of use by reading them on screen
and clicking on the accept button; you must do this every time you
use a computer or the system will not allow you to log in.
- What do I
- What if I don't have my card?
- I haven't booked, can I still use a
- Do I need to be a library member to use a
- Can under 16s use the computers?
- How far ahead can I book a computer
- How long is a computer session?
- Is help available to use the computers?
- Can I print from the computers?
- Q1. What do
A1. You must be a library member and have your library card with
you to book or to use a computer - please see instructions
- Q2. What if I don't have my card?
A2. If you have forgotten your card, you may be asked to show some
proof of identification.
- Q3. I haven't booked, can i still use a computer?
A3. If you visit a library to use a computer but you have not
booked in advance, there may not be a computer free; however, if a
computer is free and has not been booked by another person you will
be able to use that computer until the next booked session.
- Q4. Do I need
to be a library member to use a computer?
A4. Yes, you must be a member and have your Worcestershire
Libraries card with you to book or to use a computer in a
Worcestershire public library - if you are not already a member
please ask the staff at any Worcestershire public library.
Anyone can join the library to use the computers. If
you also want to borrow books or other items, you will need to show
proof of identity and address, but if you only want to use the
computers and you do not have proof we can give you a card valid
for a few weeks. If you are a very short-term visitor (for
example in the county only for an hour or so) we can give you a
card valid for one use.
- Q5. Can under 16s use the computers?
A5. If you are under 16 you must be a member and also have your
parent's consent to use the library computers - if you have not got
this already please ask for a form at any Worcestershire public
- Q6. How far
ahead can I book a computer for?
A6. Please note that you can only book up to one week ahead.
- Q7. How long
is a computer session?
A7. You can book sessions up to a total of 2 hours on any one
When you have booked a computer and it is waiting for you to log
in, it will display your name.
Last sessions end between 5 and 15 minutes before closing
- Q8. Is help
available to use the computers?
A8. Help sheets have been produced to help you with some of the
common tasks you may wish to do on the computer, such as using
digital camera's or mp3 players. Go to
the list of help sheets.
- Q9. Can I
print from the computers?
A9. We have now installed colour printers in some of our largest
libraries at Malvern, Worcester, Kidderminster, Redditch,
Bromsgrove and Evesham. Please ask staff if you are unsure about
how to choose colour rather than black and white prints.
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This page was last reviewed 24 July 2013 at 16:07.
The page is next due for review 20 January 2015.