Free Internet and Computer access


All Solihull libraries have computers for public use and also free wifi.

Printing (charges apply) and scanning are also available in every library.

Wifi printing is being piloted in Castle Bromwich Library, but not available in other libraries yet.
Castle Bromwich Library is also piloting a Print from Home service, where you can upload a document to a webpage and then call into the library to collect it. The same print charges as printing in the library apply to both services.

Library members can book or drop-in and use a computer for up to 3 hours free of charge each day. Sessions can be extended for £1.60 per hour or part of an hour.

Access for non-library members is charged at £1.40 for half an hour, or £2.80 for an hour

You will need your library card to use a computer. If you’re not yet a member join free of charge (online memberships will need to be converted to a full membership to use a computer).

Microsoft Office packages are available on selected computers in each library.

The Microsoft Ease of Access Centre is available on all computers, this includes a magnifier, narrator and onscreen keyboard.

You can book a computer by visiting a library or by calling 0121 704 6965.

Computers are available until 15 minutes before the library closes.


Free wifi access is available at all Solihull libraries (except Smiths Wood Neighbourhood Library). You don't need to be a library member to use it and there is no time limit.

Conditions of use

Before using a Solihull library computer or Solihull Libraries wifi you will be required to accept the terms and conditions listed in our Internet Acceptable Use Policy

You will not be able to store or save work on any of the library computers as each computer is cleaned at the end of a session to ensure privacy and security.
You can use memory sticks (if virus checked by staff first), online cloud storage or email documents to yourself.

Help getting started

If you haven't used the internet before or lack confidence browsing the web our help getting online and internet safety pages are a good place to start.

Get coding with a Micro:bit

You can now borrow Micro:bits from Solihull libraries. A Micro:bit is a palm-sized computer that you can use for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments - the possibilities are endless.