Free Wi-Fi available in libraries across West Sussex

FREE Wi-Fi is now available in all West Sussex libraries, West Sussex County Council announced today (Tuesday, August 20).

Bookworms can now get free internet in every library across the county.

Wi-Fi has been fitted in all 36 branches for people to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops at no cost.

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It follows long-term plans to modernise the county’s libraries, which also saw self-service book machines installed last year.

Anyone living in West Sussex can use the internet on their device by asking staff for a username and password, which is changed every month.

Lionel Barnard, county council cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “Many people use the web on their smartphones and tablets nowadays, so it is vital we keep up-to-date with technology.

“It means our readers and community groups will have the world at their fingertips in every one of our branches.

“We will also be keeping desktop computers with paid-for access to the internet so people do not have to bring their own devices.”

For more information on the Wi-Fi systems contact the West Sussex Library Service on 01243 816 735.