Free wi-fi in libraries in West Sussex

BOOK lovers in Bognor Regis can now make use of free internet in the town’s library.

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

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

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

Lionel Barnard, the 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 816735 or visit 
www.westsussex.gov.