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IT and PC Services

The Library Service provides access to computers and free Wi-Fi in-branch for all library members.

Our Internet Policy provides an overview of what to expect when you access our in-branch internet services.

All you need to access our free Wi-Fi is your library card. If you don't have a library card yet, you can register online now and collect your card when you call to the library.

If you would like to use our PCs, sessions can be booked in advance or accessed on a drop in basis. Before each session, please register at the main desk with a member of staff. While booking a PC in advance is not essential, it is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Why not make use one of our online resources when you visit? We provide free access to e-Learning with Universal Class, which can help you develop your technology skills, or catch up on the latest magazinescomics or do some research

Children and the Internet

  • Children under 12 are welcome to use the Internet when supervised by an adult.
  • Members between the ages of 12 and 17 (inclusive) may use the Internet on their own if a parent/guardian signs a Consent Form, in the presence of library staff. Consent by guarantor may also be agreed on registration.
  • Consent Forms and guidelines for children and young people are available in all libraries.

 

Assistive Technology

Donegal County Libraries house a large collection of large print books, audio books, and e-audio books. Induction loops (either fixed or portable) are also available for the hard of hearing through our libraries.

Assistive Technology and Special Needs Facilities are provided at Central Library, Milford, Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann, Buncrana and Bundoran libraries. You can now also use voice dictation and homepage reader technology (see below for further details).

Kurzweil 3000 support software

This is especially useful for dyslexia/literacy. It is designed to help those with reading and learning difficulties and provides the user with both sound and visual representation of scanned words and images on screen.      

Kurzweill 1000 Scanning and reading for the visually impaired  

This is an advanced PC-based reading tool that converts the written word into speech. It is easy to use and flexible. An important feature is text enhancement for those with low vision.

A Kurzweil-compatible scanner is available for use with the above software and headphones are also available to users.

Jaws Professional for Windows

Screen reading software and magic magnification, JAWS uses a built-in voice synthesizer and the computer’s sound card to speak information from what appears on the screen.

If you need further help or information on services our library staff in your local branch will be glad to assist you.