Poole residents will soon benefit from high speed internet browsing as wi-fi arrives in local libraries.

From today it will offer people free access to check their email and surf the web on their own mobiles, tablets and notebooks. Libraries also have computers which anyone can use free of charge.

“It is vital that all our libraries provide residents with access to modern technology,” said Cllr Judy Butt, cabinet portfolio holder for public engagement and participation.

“I am delighted that wi-fi will soon be available as it provides a great opportunity for our residents and visitors to get on-line when it suits them using their own personal equipment, be it laptop, smart phone or tablet which in turn extends the use of the desktop library computers.”