Need to use a computer?

Support in your local library

Redbridge libraries offer free access to computers and WiFi with a valid library card. Find your nearest library and view opening times.

The library computers offer internet access and use of Microsoft Office. Scanning is free and there is a charge for printing. 

Some libraries in Redbridge now have one computer with ZoomText installed to help visually impaired people.

How to book a computer

You can book a computer session from home (or while you are logged in at the library). You will need your library card barcode number and your PIN. Adults can book a computer for up to one hour at Seven Kings library and two hours at any other Redbridge library per day.

The children's libraries have computers dedicated for their use. We have special firewalls installed for your child's safety and protection online. Children under 14 can book for up to one hour a day. Please contact your local branch for details.

Free WiFi

You can also enjoy free wireless internet access at all Redbridge libraries (except Aldersbrook and Clayhall libraries). You can log on from anywhere in the library on your own laptop or mobile device after you have registered for an account.

There is no need to book, and you can use the internet for as long as you like up until 10 minutes before the library closes.

How to get online with WiFi

To start browsing the internet using the library WiFi, you need to connect to the library network called 'Redbridge-Libraries-WiFi'. Once connected, launch your web browser and you will be taken to the Library WiFi login page. If you have not used the service before you will need to register. Once registered, your username and password will work on the WiFi in any Redbridge library.

If you are at a Redbridge library and experience difficulties accessing the free Wifi network please contact a member of staff.

Web filtering

Please note some sites will be blocked. We use a web filtering technology which blocks websites which can be harmful and offensive.

Broadband and mobile availability 

What a social tariff means

Social tariffs are discounted broadband and mobile deals for people on Universal Credit and other benefits.

These tariffs are delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, we’ve been encouraging more broadband and mobile companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.

A large number of broadband providers now offer discounted social tariff products, with some offering deals from as low as £15 per month. This could represent a saving of more than £180 per year, which is around 50% compared to the average cost of broadband.

Who can apply

If you receive government benefits, you could qualify for one of these discounted price plans.

Find out more:

You can use the Ofcom checker to see broadband and mobile services that are available at your location. 

Connect to WiFi at home

Digital Unite has a guide on how to connect to WiFi and the internet at home.