People's Network in Richmond

As part of the People's Network we have more than 150 computers available for public use in all Richmond Borough libraries. Key features of the network are:

  • Public computers are free to use!
  • All computers have Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and Internet Explorer
  • All PCs have a CD-writer and every library has a scanner
  • You may use computers on our public network for a maximum of 2 hours per day - this is a borough-wide limit
  • You are allowed up to four sessions per day, and the maximum session length is one hour

To log in to any of the public computers in Richmond Borough libraries, library members should use their Richmond Card and their 4-digit PIN.

How to book time on a public computer

To manage the increasing demand for public PCs we have a reservations system. Computer sessions can be booked in advance by:

  • Telephoning your local library or visiting in person
  • Using a dedicated booking terminal in some of our larger libraries

All sessions may be reserved up to seven days in advance with a maximum of four advance bookings at any one time.

Wi-Fi Network

Free unlimited Wi-Fi is available at every library.

Our Children’s Wi-Fi network is open to anyone with a London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Universal Sign On (USO). USOs are issued by individual schools on the LGfL network to their pupils, staff, parents and governors.

Updated: 7 March 2014