City libraries make the move to wireless

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Libraries across Sheffield have gone wireless, meaning that people can now log onto WiFi for free from smartphones, tablets and laptops.

It is hoped the move - in all council-run branches and most community-run ones - will mean easier studying, job searches, research and instant download opportunities.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries at Sheffield City Council, said: “Wi-Fi has become an essential part of everyday life for many people and I’m delighted that we’re able to offer this service for free to people in Sheffield. I want Sheffield to be the most digitally switched-on city in Britain and this new service is a really important part of that vision. Our libraries are brilliant community facilities and I hope this encourages even more people to use them.

“As well as the free WiFi service, you can also learn how to get online and use a computer in branches. There’s something for everyone, so if you don’t use your local library yet, then pop down and see what’s on offer.”

Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries for details of all Sheffield libraries.

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