Computers and Internet

Computers and Internet access

Library members can use our computing and Internet facilities for free.

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Connecting Merton

Merton Library and Heritage Service is launching a project called Connecting Merton to get vulnerable and isolated people in Merton develop their digital skills. 

The project aims to extend the reach of Merton Libraries and reduce digital exclusion in the borough through the delivery of an innovative scheme for vulnerable and isolated residents who will be able to get laptops and tablets on loan from Merton libraries for a period of 3 months.

Find out more about Connecting Merton.

Wi-Fi access

You can access the Internet for free using Wi-Fi in libraries. Simply bring your own Wi-Fi enabled device (such as a laptop, tablet or mobile phone) and log in using your membership number and PIN. Ask a member of staff if you need help.

Computers

You can book a computer for up to one hour per day. 

Book online to reserve a computer.

You will need your membership card and a PIN number to use the computers.

Please note that due to current circumstances there is a reduced number of computers available at the moment. Advance booking is required, please read the customer notice information in the booking page.

Printing

All Merton Library public access computers are connected to a printer. See Fees and Charges for charges applied for printing services. All print outs are held in a queue and released once the customer has paid the relevant charge at the enquiry desk.

Web filtering

Restrictions are in place to prevent access to inappropriate material and block certain web sites that may cause offence. Web filtering however is not an exact science and you may come across a website that you believe to be incorrectly blocked or unsuitable for viewing. We appreciate that this can be frustrating and inconvenient and ask that in either situation, you speak to a staff member in the first instance who will look into the possibility of unblocking or blocking the site in question as appropriate.

Child safety on the internet

The government has published models of good practice for child safety on the internet and the second phase of the 'safer surfing' awareness campaign. For more on safe surfing visit: the thinkuknow website.