People's Network Upgrade

We're pleased to let you know that, commencing from November 2019, all Lancashire library's public computers (people's network) are to be upgraded with new equipment and the latest software.
Whilst this is taking place, there may be some disruption to availability on the days the upgrades take place.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



Welcome to the People's Network

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Lancashire Day

This Lancashire Day, we are celebrating our great County with free screenings of a short film, "Hit the North". Hit the North is available to watch any time you want on this computer, and celebrates the voices and dialects of people across the North. The piece, commissioned by Spot On Lancashire, features local artist, Matt Wilkinson, reciting poetry he composed inspired by the people he met and the places he visited whilst travelling around Lancashire using public transport.

Watch Hit the North

(Please note that you will need to be signed into your YouTube/Google account in order to watch this video)

Download the acclaimed debut novel, The Familiars, written by author, Stacey Halls, from Rossendale. The historical fiction book is set at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, in 1612 during the Pendle witch trials. Many of the characters in the novel are real-life figures, with the main character being Fleetwood Shuttleworth, from Gawthorpe Hall.

The eBook and eAudiobook are available for immediate download until 31 December 2019. 

The Computer School

  • Free online technology training directory.
  • Computer and technology basics, internet safety and security.
  • Training for tablets, devices, apps and operating systems.

The Computer School is part of our Digital Library - quality online resources we've paid for so you don't have to.

Lancashire's 50 Books Challenge

We're challenging Lancashire readers to read or listen to a book a week in 2019. We want all our book lovers across the county to share reviews and ratings on our catalogue. Join the #Lancs50Books Challenge

Our Autumn theme is Thrillers and Chillers. Curl up with a book as the dark nights draw in. Crime, ghost, horror and mystery stories, Scandi-noir, a historical mystery or anything in between –the choice is yours! Find a great title on our Thrillers and Chillers list.

Share your reviews and recommendations on our library catalogue, Twitter and Facebook.  

Information about visas and the EU settlement scheme

Stay safe online

Sign up for a Learn my Way Online Safety course to help you shop, bank and socialise safely online.

See our important advice on how to stay safe online. Lancashire libraries have also prepared a list of useful websites.

CEOP offer help and advice to keep children safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it to CEOP.

Go to the CEOP safety centre

Computers and Wi-Fi

If you are experiencing problems accessing some sites on Internet Explorer, we have now installed Google Chrome internet browser as an alternative and would recommend that you use that browser. Type into the Chrome address bar to view this page there.

Find out more about using library computers, personal laptops and devices in libraries and about access to free Wi-Fi.


Do It Online

Apply for Universal Credit

Benefit checker

Blue Badge applications

Borrow eBooks and eAudio books

Digital Library for high quality information resources

Employment support

Help with Universal Credit

Library catalogue

Reserve a computer

Special educational needs and disabilities

Tell us about an event you attended


What's on

Learn in libraries

Don't get left behind. Our staff and digital champions are here to offer you help with basic digital skills.

We provide bite-size courses and one to one help. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, it doesn't matter if you've never used a computer, we can help you!

Get Online Basics courses in Lancashire Libraries

Learn My Way online courses

Tell us about your basic digital skills

We hold courses across our libraries with Lancashire Adult Learning. Courses include work club, ICT essentials, creative writing, Lego robotics for families, mindfulness and more.

Find a course

What's on

Stay in touch

The law has changed and we need your permission to stay in touch. Let us know if you would like us to keep you up to date with what's happening in Lancashire's libraries, museums and the Archives.

Stay in touch