Free internet use doubled at North Yorkshire libraries

Library users in Skipton can now use computers for free for up to an hour a day - double the previous limit.

If you need additional time you can also pay a small fee or choose from a range of subscriptions to have a longer session.

You can use the computers to browse the internet, check emails, complete online learning and use free resources available to library members including Ancestry and Find My Past.

There are over 300 computers available across all of North Yorkshire's libraries, all with webcams, touchscreens, printing capabilities and a wide range of software.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “During the pandemic we recognised that access to IT was vital and made the computers available for essential use while many other facilities were closed.

“Many people have come to rely on libraries to get online and the extension of the free access from half an hour a day to one hour reflects this.”

Anyone filling in complex forms, such as job applications, will still be able to request additional time free of charge. Some libraries are now re-introducing computer support sessions too - just ask at your local library for more details.

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