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Services in Christchurch

Computers and internet access

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services

All BCP libraries provide free access to the internet, Wi-Fi, and public computers and scanners. Printing is also available for a small charge. You can book a computer or pop in to Christchurch Library or Highcliffe Library and use an available PC.

Book a computer

Use your library card and PIN to book a library computer. Computers are available for free for up to 2 hours a session. You can book computer sessions in advance if you have a library membership card.

You can also book at computer by phoning or visiting the library.

Please remember:

  • you'll need your library card and PIN to log onto a computer when you arrive for your session
  • if you're under 16, you need permission from a parent or guardian to use the computers; ask library staff for a parental permission form
  • customers are required to agree to and follow the computer use policy each time they use a public computer


Free Wi-Fi is available at all BCP libraries so you can access the internet on your own mobile device.

You don't have to be a library member, but you will need to accept the terms and conditions of use to access it.

Please note that Wi-Fi printing is currently not available.

Help to go online or use computers

If you need help using the equipment or getting online, please ask staff for help. There are also special help sessions at Christchurch Library and Highcliffe Library.

Highcliffe Library: Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm. Book via library for free individual help with digital devices from a Digital Champion.

Christchurch Library: Book via library for a free one to one session with a Digital Champion, and look out for free regular sessions for beginners.

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