ROSS-on-Wye residents will soon find it even easier to browse the internet at the town’s library later this year, following the release of government funding.

The library in Ross, located in Cantilupe Road, is benefitting from a share of 50 tablets being distributed across Herefordshire, thanks to £57,087 from the government’s Libraries Improvement Fund plus additional funding from the Ross Library Development Group.

Whilst the library already has desktop computers available for public use, the touchscreen tablets will make it even easier to access online content including local service information and promotions.

Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member community services and assets, said: “We know that our local library services are a huge benefit to local communities and we’re delighted to receive this additional funding to help expand what they offer.

“These new tablets will be a welcome addition to the many valued services already available. Not everyone has the internet at home so libraries play an important role in providing this access to online services and information.”

To access the internet at one of the libraries in the county you need to be a library member. To join, just pop into the library with proof of name and address and a member of staff will complete the process with you.