Free wi-fi internet in West Sussex libraries

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LIBRARY users will be getting free internet access on their own laptops, tablets and smartphones after plans to install wi-fi were given the go ahead.

The system is being fitted in every West Sussex branch during the next few months.

Lesley Sim, information service manager for the county’s libraries, said: ‘The number of laptops and smart phones has risen significantly during the last five years so it is vitally important we keep up to date with new technology

‘Anyone living in West Sussex will be able to visit a library and log on using their own device.

‘The new service will supplement rather than replace the existing paid-for internet access, which will still be available in all 36 West Sussex libraries.’

The decision to instal wi-fi is part of a long-term plan to modernise the service, which saw new self-service book machines installed last year.

Libraries will not be closed while wi-fi is installed.

Work should be finished by July.

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