Free Wi-Fi comes to all West Sussex libraries

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Every library in West Sussex will now offer free internet to readers, following long-term plans to modernise the county’s libraries.

Wi-Fi has been fitted in all 36 branches - so visitors can use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops at no cost.

Self-service book machines were installed across the county’s libraries last year.

Lionel Barnard, 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.”

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

For more information on the Wi-Fi systems contact the West Sussex Library Service on 01243 816 735.