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Use a computer

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Free computer courses

Do you know a friend, relative or neighbour who would like help to get online? They may be able to join one of the free computer courses held in libraries.

Courses are held weekly for 10 weeks.

First steps in IT with Corinth Training

Learn basic computer skills

There are still places available on the First Steps course at Broughton Library starting on the following date:

Learners can register an interest at any library

Next steps in IT with Corinth Training

Build your confidence using a PC

Learners can register an interest at any library

Progressive Steps in IT with Corinth Training

Learn to use Word, Excel and desktop publishing

Learners can register an interest at any library


Computers at Salford libraries are FREE to use. We can offer basic help in using the computers and there are computer classes for beginners in some libraries.

Colour or black and white printing is also available for a small charge and some libraries have scanners for you to scan your documents and photos. You can even download files from the internet and save them onto your own memory stick. Please bring your memory stick with you if you want to save any documents, or if you want to we also sell them in all libraries.

We think it is important that our computers are accessible for all to use so we have screen magnifier and text to speech software, adapted keyboards and height adjustable desks.

Children can also use the computers, we just ask for parental consent and that children aged 0-7 years are accompanied by a parent or carer.

You do not need to book (although it is advisable at busy periods) and there are self-service terminals in most libraries.  You can book a computer online up to one week in advance.

Please note: all computers will go off 15 minutes before the library closes.

Book a computer

Remember to bring your membership card. If you are not a member it’s easy to join online!

Please read our terms and conditions of use. We will need you to sign to confirm you accept them when you join.
Read our health and safety guide for useful advice on safe use of computer equipment.


I come to the library to do my homework as I don't have a computer at home. The staff give me useful books and websites to look at.

Samuel Barnes, Ordsall Library.