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Computers are available on all floors in the Library at Walton Hall for educational use by staff and students from the Open University. Students from other universities and MK College will need to join the library before they are eligible to use the computer or Wi-Fi services.

University libraries

University libraries who are members of the SCONUL Access scheme sometimes offer computer access to SCONUL Access registered staff and students. The level of access will depend on the institution. Some offer access to licensed software applications, others allow access to online resources licensed for use by visitors, or simply offer access to the internet. Check the website of the library you plan to visit or contact them in advance of your visit.

Public centres

All UK public libraries have internet enabled computers available to the general public. Access to these computers may be free or there may be a small charge (with most libraries charging for printing). They can be very popular, so you may have to book.

Some other computer facilities, such as the UK online centres may also be available in your area.

To find your nearest public library or online centre please follow the links below:

  • England - search for your nearest online centre which may be in an internet café, public library, college, community centre or village hall
  • Scotland - search the Scottish Libraries and Information Resources (SLIR) website for a local library with public access computers. Select the institution you are interested in and click 'Go'
  • Wales - Over 300 public libraries in Wales offer free access to computers and the internet. Please contact your local authority for details of opening hours and facilities.
  • Northern Ireland - this NI-Libraries site lets you search across any of the five Education and Library Boards for your nearest library
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Library helpdesk

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian Available 24/7

Email: Library Helpdesk

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659001

Contact the helpdesk seven days a week for help, information and advice on using the library.

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