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Public computer use at select branches

13/08/2020

Starting Monday, August 17, the following branches will begin offering public computer and printer use -- by appointment only:  

Alta Vista, Beaverbrook, Blackburn Hamlet, Carlingwood, Carp, Centennial, Cumberland, Elmvale Acres, Emerald Plaza, Greely, Greenboro, Main, Nepean Centrepointe, North Gloucester, North Gower, Richmond, Ruth E. Dickinson, Stittsville, St. Laurent, and Vanier.

Starting August 17 at 10 am, you can book a computer under the “Make a booking” tab on the website (see below for instructions). You can also make a booking by asking a branch employee in person or by calling InfoService at 613-580-2940. You will need your Library card number to book a computer.  Bookings are limited to one hour a day and three bookings a week for each customer, as fewer computers are available due to the need for physical distancing.

Computers will be spaced out to allow for physical distancing, and public computers and printers will be cleaned after each session. Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

 

Booking a computer on the website:

  1. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca.
  2. Click on “Make a booking” at the top right-hand corner of the Website, then choose "Book a computer" from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on “Schedule a workstation” and enter your Library card number in the first box, with no hyphen and no spaces, and your PIN in the second box. Click on “Submit.”
  4. From the dropdown menu, choose a Library branch and click on "Go."
  5. Do a search by PC type OR by specific PC number.
  6. Choose a date and a one-hour timeslot and click on "Make booking."
  7. You will see the computer station number the system has booked for you, as well as the date and timeslot for your booking.
  8. When you are finished, click on "Logout" at the top of the page.

Comments

Je comprends 1 heure par jour, mais moins la limite de 3 sessions par semaine. Si j'utilise un ordinateur le lundi, mardi et mercredi, je ne peux plus m'en servir avant le lundi suivant. Ce qui est aussi dommage est que si les gens n'utilisent pas leur heure au complet, oublient de le fermer et que je doive le fermer (ce que vous demandez de faire normalement), je perds mon tour pour ce jour.

Chaque personne a une limite de 3 sessions par semaine afin de permettre un accès equitable pour tous. Vous ne devriez pas perdre votre tour en raison de fermer la session de quelqu’un d’autre, mais si c’est le cas, veuillez demander l’aide du personnel de la succursale. Merci.

Oui, j'ai eu de l'aide, mais le personnel ne semblait pas au courant. Heureusement, une personne de la Biblio a fait ce qu'il fallait pour contourner votre systeme mis en place. En passant, quand je veux ecrire de cet ordinateur du catalogue a St-Laurent, il n'y a pas d'accents en francais, deux personnes de la Biblio ont voulu me donner de l'aide, sans succes, le clavier serait donc seulement disponible en anglais. Il semblerait que l'icon de langues en bas a droite serait disparu.