Computers and Internet

Computers and Internet access

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

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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.


You can book a computer for up to one hour per day. If you would like more time please speak to a member of staff. A time extension may be possible subject to availability.

Book online to reserve a computer up to 7 days in advance.

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

Please note: computers shut down 15 minutes before closing time at Colliers Wood, Pollards Hill, West Barnes and Raynes Park libraries and 30 minutes before closing time at Wimbledon, Morden and Mitcham libraries.

Computer support

We run a range of training courses in libraries to help you develop your skills in the use of computers. For further details see the events calendar . Our volunteer and staff IT trainers are always happy to help with any problems and can, subject to availability, provide support and training on a one-to-one basis.


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.