Apr 12 2013

Harrow’s Libraries Get New Computers

library_computer_childWe’ve lambasted Harrow Council on several occasions over the last year for the increasing high number of faulty public computers across the borough’s libraries. There was a plan to have them all completely replaced by March this year, although that took longer than planned.

However, the Council – along with global IT provider Capita – has managed to wave a magic wand over the entire library PC saga, and, suddenly, we learn that all the borough’s libraries have had their new computers installed. The Council tells us:

Harrow’s libraries are set to get even better, with more exciting improvements scheduled for later on this year. This includes the introduction of free Wi-Fi and the Library Service joining up with other London authorities to enable residents to use their library card in libraries across London including those in Ealing, opening access to many more items. Wider access means that residents can borrow and return books, DVDs, and CDs wherever they are.

Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for Community and Cultural services, Councillor David Perry, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that new computers have been installed in all of Harrow’s libraries. Every penny counts, and modernising our services is a great way of saving money. Feedback so far has been very positive and the next round of exciting upgrades will help the entire community access 21st Century technology.”

It’s not often we’ll say this, but, well done!

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