PC and Internet Access
The Library Service provides access to the Internet and computers for all library members. You can learn computer skills or upgrade them, in your own time and at your own pace. You can print your own documents.
For details of our Policy for Internet Usage for Donegal County Library and the contact details of all the libraries around the County providing this service please see link for a copy of our Internet Policy.
Internet for all
- All members of the library may use the Internet, just ask at the desk. While booking a PC in advance is not essential, it is recommended to avoid disappointment.
- Members under 12 years of age must have a parent or adult guardian in attendance.
- Members between the ages of 12 and 17 (inclusive) must have a parent or adult guardian sign a letter of consent in the presence of staff before their first session begins.
Donegal County Libraries house a large collection of large print books & 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, Na Rosa, Buncrana & 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.