IT @ The Hanley Library, Southport
The Dinwoodie Suite is an IT training facility within the Hanley Library, consisting of 12 PC and an interactive white board. It can be booked for group training sessions by contacting the Education Centre Reception staff.
When it is not prebooked it is a drop-in facility for staff and students to access a computer: check email, access the intranet and the Trust intranet, use MS Office software, complete online learning and carry out printing and scanning . Staff can also book one of the PCs to complete e-learning such as statutory and mandatory training.
In addition to the Dinwoodie Suite there are also 9 PCs in the main library area. There are also printing and scanning facilities.
The Hanley Library also has its own wifi connection so that non NHS devices can connect to the internet.
IT @ The Sanderson Library Resource Room, Ormskirk
There are 6 PCs available in the Sanderson Library Resource Room. There are also printing and scanning facilities available.
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