Free WiFi for all of Kingston’s libraries and Kingston Museum
Kingston’s seven libraries and Museum now offer visitors free access to WiFi.
Councillor Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Arts, Leisure and Culture at Kingston Council, said:
“With New Malden Library recently coming online, it means that all seven of our libraries and the Museum are WiFi enabled. Visitors can now use their own devices to access the internet for free alongside the existing library PCs.
“With so many local and central government services now available online, not to mention social media, shopping, training and employment opportunities, the Library Service is working to ensure everyone in the community has easy access to the Internet while out and about. ‘IT Buddies’, ‘Silver Surfer’ and ‘Back to Work’ are just some of the regular sessions available in libraries across the borough to give people the skills and confidence to make the most out of the Internet.”
Funded by the GLA as part of the Super Connected Cities programme, the aim is to enhance the visitor experience across Kingston’s libraries and the Museum. Many people visit libraries with smartphones and tablet computers and now they can get online at no cost.
Local libraries offer a number of digital services including E-books and E-audio and a wide range of online resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The latest addition to Kingston Library Service’s online offer is Zinio, a service which provides free access to online magazines - everything from Hello to the New Scientist - downloadable to any device.