Northampton

Free wi-fi set up at Northamptonshire libraries

Interior view Northampton Central library
Image caption The countywide free library wi-fi service has cost £65,500

A free wi-fi service to help people "connect with their communities" has been made available from all of Northamptonshire's 36 public libraries.

The service is available to members of the public, whether or not they are library members.

The £65,500 project has been supported by county councillors through the Empowering Councillors scheme.

Brixworth Country Park and the Northampton Record Office will also offer the free wireless service.

Heather Smith, cabinet member for customers and communities, said: "Wi-fi is part of the modern world and it's something that people expect to be able to access in as many places as possible.

"By making it easier than ever for our customers to go online, we are better able to equip people with the necessary skills to learn more about their own devices and how to get online, connect with their communities and help themselves."

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