Leicester Mercury

Get online access at your library again

- Leicesters­hire.gov.uk/book-a-computer

THE county council’s 16 main libraries are again offering access to public computers as a national “Get Online” awareness week gets into full swing until October 25.

In line with government guidelines, library members are able to book a one-hour slot at a workstatio­n, which also allows for cleaning of the equipment in between its use.

There will be a reduced number of PCs available at each library so social distancing can be adhered to, with only one person allowed to use the computer in the hourly slot, but the council says it is important to get the service up and running again.

Councillor Richard Blunt, lead for libraries, said: “We’re aware of some figures which show around 4.1 million people across the UK are not online at home. It’s more important than ever for everyone to feel confident around using technology in order to stay connected, so I’m delighted we are now able to again offer PC usage in our libraries.

“Staff have lined up a programme of events to help residents get more out of life when they are online.”

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