What's in your library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – libraries

All libraries are closed until further notice. You can access newspapers and magazines and e-books and e-audio online.

Return dates for loaned items have been extended until the end of July so you don't need to renew. All fines for overdue items will be waived. You cannot reserve or return books at present – please keep hold of your borrowed items and do not put them in library book drops or letterboxes.

Computers and internet in the library

You can use computers and the internet in all of our libraries for 2 hours each day.

Free access to computers

You log in to our library computers using your library card number and PIN.

You don't have to book in advance but if you need the full 2 hours we advise you to reserve a computer by contacting by phone or visiting the library.

Use the computers to:

  • send emails
  • search the internet
  • word process
  • create and use spreadsheets
  • use online information from your library – for example, to research your family history
  • look up encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • read newspapers online

When you login to a library computer to access the internet or other computer services, you must first read our acceptable use agreement and agree to the terms of use.

The computers switch off 15 minutes before libraries close for lunch and at the end of the day – you can check the opening times of our libraries.

Free access to wi-fi

You can use free wi-fi in all our libraries. Search for the 'Library' wi-fi network, then read and accept the terms and conditions.

Get help from our friendly staff

If you're new to computers, you can sign up for a beginner's course at any Thurrock library.