Computers and wifi
All libraries offer library members free access to the internet on our PCs. You can also access the internet on your mobile devices - laptops, tablets and mobile phoned - through the free Wi-Fi available.
Public access to PCs
If you are a member of the library you can use the Internet and Microsoft Office software in all our libraries. Although booking is not essential we recommend that you book a computer in advance by contacting the library.
We offer the following facilities on all our library computers:
- Internet access
- Microsoft Word for word processing
- Microsoft Excel for spreadsheets
- Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations
- Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents
- Shortcuts to our online databases
- Access from the desktop to our library catalogue
You can use USB devices to save your work.
Printouts cost 10p per page for A4 and A3 in black and white and 50p for A4 and A3 in colour.
WiFi and WiFi printing
We also encourage you to ‘Bring Your Own Device’ to offer greater flexibility and utilise our Free Wifi access.
WiFi Printing is also available at Bargoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Rhymney, Risca and Ystrad Mynach.
You can now print to any of the library printers (at participating sites), anytime, anywhere from an Android or iOS device and then collect during library opening hours. Further details can be found here.
Whatever your level of computer skills, your local library will have something to offer you.
1-2-1 computer session
'Taster sessions' on a number of different topics to get you started. These include, computers for absolute beginners, internet and email, word processing and online family history classes.
The scheme offers one to one training and will improve confidence using a PC. Contact your local library for details.
Open access, drop-in sessions at various locations across Caerphilly for anyone who needs support to get online or use technology. The sessions are suitable for anyone (16+) and are relaxed and informal.
Community education courses
The Adult and Community Education Service offer a courses within the community, many of which are held at our local libraries. Have a look at their latest brochure.