Cash boost for wifi at Hampshire’s libraries

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LIBRARIES across Hampshire are soon to offer Wi-Fi.

The Arts Council England has granted the county council £40,704 to upgrade Wi-Fi services so visitors will be able to access the internet wherever they are in a library building.

Executive member for culture, recreation and countryside Councillor Andrew Gibson said: ‘In this digital age, reliable and free access to the internet should be a key part of any library service.

‘Whether our customers are studying, catching up on the news, downloading e-books or simply enjoying finding out about a personal interest, the internet is a rich resource that has taken centre stage and providing improved access to it is something we are keen to do.’

The county council is also asking for people’s views on a plan to develop the library service.

Libary users can have their say by filling in a questionnaire either in print at their library or online at

The consultation will run until January 16.