Computer use policy

All Nottingham City Libraries have free computer facilities, with access to the internet*, scanning, printing and Microsoft Office applications.

All computers have an accessible USB drive and allow you to save your work on to our computer server. You can then access this work from any library computer.

As a library member you can

  • Enjoy free, unlimited use on library PCs
  • Book a maximum of 6 sessions up to 15 days in advance
  • Create bookings up to a maximum of 2 hours before 3pm and 1 hour after 3pm
  • Create consecutive reservations on the same or other PC’s if the computer is free, excluding Scanner PCs and Short Stay PCs

*Pay day loan company websites: Nottingham City Council believes that pay day loans are detrimental to the health and economic wellbeing of Nottingham's citizens. The Council is supporting: stricter controls over pay day loan companies and premises; stricter regulation of advertising for pay day loan companies; and the promotion of credit unions which provide a safer loan alternative to vulnerable citizens. As a result all pay day 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 alternative and advice on financial services visit the Welfare Rights Service.

How to Use a Library Computer

  • To use a computer you must be a library member
  • To join the library please click here
  • If you are under the age of 18 you will need written permission from a parent or carer
  • When using a library computer you must also agree to our computer access policy

Book a Library Computer

  • Once you have joined the library you will receive your library membership card and PIN number
  • You will need both your membership card and PIN number when booking and logging on to a computer
  • You can book a computer at your local library or online via our Netloan booking website

Book a library computer

Computer Charges

As a library member you are entitled to 60 minutes of free computer time every week.

After your free 60 minutes, the following charges will apply

Time Limit

Adult  Under 18
Per Hour £1 50pence
Per 30 minutes 50pence 25pence

Please note you can also pay for part of an hour.

Non-members can use the computers for an additional charge - please ask library staff for more information.


Printing facilities are available at all Nottingham City Libraries. The following charges will apply:

Type and Size of Paper

Price per Sheet

Black and White A4


Black and White A3


Colour A4


Colour A3



Free WiFi access is currently available to library members at the following libraries

Computer Learning 

We offer free computer learning sessions across all Nottingham City Libraries

  • One2One sessions - One to One tutoring covering computer basics, including an introduction to the internet and email
  • Group sessions - Advanced computer sessions covering a variety of topics, including social networking and online shopping

Please click here for information on computer learning sessions that are currently taking place.

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