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:
- Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca.
- Click on “Make a booking” at the top right-hand corner of the Website, then choose "Book a computer" from the dropdown menu.
- 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.”
- From the dropdown menu, choose a Library branch and click on "Go."
- Do a search by PC type OR by specific PC number.
- Choose a date and a one-hour timeslot and click on "Make booking."
- You will see the computer station number the system has booked for you, as well as the date and timeslot for your booking.
- When you are finished, click on "Logout" at the top of the page.