Free Internet Access

The People's Network

As part of the Government's PN Programme, Hounslow Libraries have free access to Internet.

The World Wide WebFacilities include:

  • Access to the Internet and to web-based email
  • Use of Microsoft Office 2013
  • Printing and downloading
  • Saving to memory stick (floppy disk drives are not available)
  • Adapted PC's to assist people with disabilities - 1 in each library

You can access People’s Network computers, using your Library card and PIN. If you are visiting a Hounslow Library.

Under 18’s can use the People’s Network if your parent or guardian has filled in a form giving permission.

PN internet access will end 15 minutes before the library closes.


We operate a booking system for anyone with a library card.. We advise you to book ahead, but if there is a computer available when you visit, you can use it without booking. You will need your library card.
Library members can book one session, of up to 120 minutes in advance.

If you are late for your booked session your computer will remain reserved  for 10 minutes only. After this time, the session will be available to other customers. We ask you to let us know if you will be unable to attend a booked session.

Some libraries have ”drop-in” computers, which cannot be booked. Sessions on these computers are for a maximum of 15 minutes.

To give as many people as possible the chance to use the People's Network, you may use the PCs in a library for up to two hours each day, subject to availability.

Some libraries have PCs which are designated as 'Priority for Children'. These PCs will not be available for adult use.

Internet Access

We operate a filtering system blocking access to offensive sites, although this cannot guarantee the complete exclusion of undesirable material.


Where possible library staff will attempt to help you use the computers. This is at the discretion of library staff and depends upon the resources and staff available.


If you haven't found what you are looking for please visit the following websites: