Public computer access

Residents aged 18+ can now book and use a public computer in 1 of 7 Hillingdon libraries. Priority will be given to people without access to a computer at home.

Computer in a Hillingdon libraryThis service is available 10am to 2pm, Monday to Saturday, and computers will be available to book for one-off 45-minute sessions at 7 of our libraries -  Botwell Green, Charville, Eastcote, Harefield, Northwood Hills, Ruislip Manor and Yiewsley.

Please note: 

  • users will be limited to 1 session per day
  • users without library cards will be asked to provide their full name and contact details for tracing purposes
  • all computer bookings will start and end at the same time, allowing a 15-minute changeover where staff can clean keyboards, mice, worktops and screens before the next slot begins
  • to enable printing but avoid cash handling, residents are entitled to up to 5 print-outs on each session free of charge
  • other parts of the library, including the toilets, will not be available to access

Guidelines for all users

To ensure the safety of our staff and all users:

  • ensure you visit alone
  • use the hand sanitiser dispensers before and after your computer session
  • do not loiter or chat to staff or others after your session
  • we ask that you wear a face covering, for your safety and for the safety of others during your visit (for exemptions, please visit

Book a session

Computer bookings can be made on the day by calling the nearest operating library to where you live between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Page last updated: 29 Jul 2020