North Lincolnshire council is transforming local libraries and bringing them into the twenty-first century with technology. From Friday 26 July 2013, residents will have access to free Wifi at all council libraries.
Wifi is a popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Free Wifi is already available at some libraries. From Friday it will be available at the remaining libraires.
Riddings Library Central Library
Bottesford is the only exception – it is moving to new premises at Cambridge House in November, so it would not be cost-effective to install wi-fi at the old site for just three months or so – but it will be installed at the new site.
Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for Policy and Resources at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“When people visit the library, besides having access to the usual things you’d expect to find, you will now also have wireless connection to the Internet, enabling customers to do a whole range of things including business with the council.
“We are constantly looking at ways to improve customer satisfaction and experience, and making it easier for people to get in touch with the council. In our busy lives, we don’t always have the time to visit in person, so the Internet is a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on, quickly.
“We are adding more services available online all the time. You can pay your council tax, book theatre tickets, and much more. To find out more, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk