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Public access computers

If you are a library member you can use the public access computers for free at any of the libraries in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
We also provide Free Wifi access at: Aberdare Library, Abercynon Library, Church Village Library, Ferndale Library,  Hirwaun Library, Llantrisant Library, Mountain Ash Library, Pontyclun LibraryPontypridd Library, Porth LibraryTonypandy Library, and Treorchy Library

We recommend that you book a computer session in advance by contacting your local library.

Programmes available on library computers

We offer the following facilities on all of our library computers:

  • internet access
  • shortcuts to online Information resources including the Online Library Catalogue
  • Microsoft Word for word processing
  • Microsoft Excel for spreadsheets
  • Microsoft Powerpoint for presentations
  • Microsoft Access for databases
  • Acrobat Reader - PDF viewer
  • black and white / colour printer (view fees and charges)
  • scanner

There will also be access to the following programmes and facilities from at least one PC at each library:

  • Cicero for screen readings and magnification from scanned documents
  • Cysgair online Welsh dictionary
  • Cysill for Welsh spellchecking
  • Frontpage for web design
  • Publisher for desktop publishing
  • Supernova for screen readings and magnification

Conditions of use

  • all Internet use is monitored
  • access is free for all library members. Membership cards must be produced prior to the commencement of a session on the computer
  • all users will be required to complete an Internet agreement form stating that they have read and understood the library service usage policy
  • children and young people under the age of 16 will be allowed access to the Internet provided that a parent or legal guardian has signed a consent form on their behalf. These forms must be signed in the library and witnessed by a member of the library staff
  • the parent or guardian is responsible for the material that their children view. The library service assumes no responsibility for supervising access by children
  • access is free for all visitors to Rhondda-Cynon-Taf. Proof of home and visiting address must be provided prior to the commencement of a session on the computer
  • a pre-booked session will only be held for a period of 10 minutes. It will then be released for other users