Public Computers and Wireless Access

Need access to a computer?

The library provides computer workstations at all 33 branches. Using your library card number and PIN, you can book computer time in advance using our Online Booking System. Unbooked computers may also be used on a drop-in basis.

  • Patrons may reserve up to two hours per day of PC access.
  • Users are required to the abide by the Library's Public Network Access policy.


The wireless network is available between the hours of 7 AM and 11pm.


Available software and peripherals

The library provides the following services:

Service Description


The following software is available: Windows XP: Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Suite 2016 (in English and French) including Excel, MSPaint, Powerpoint, Word, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger v4.7, Notepad, Word Perfect 10 and a variety of games.

Please note: The PCs do not permit the installation of software or the running of executable files.


Printing is provided at all branches for 10 cents a page.


All branches  provide patrons the ability to save their work on floppy disks, Flash drives or USB keys, CD/R and CD/RW.

Specialized PC Types


ZoomText PCs provide screen magnification software and larger screens.

Adaptive workstations and software, including Kurzweil 3000, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and JAWS, are available at all branches.



Scanners are available for use at the following branches: Sunnyside, Main Library, Nepean Centrepointe, Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro and North Gloucester. All branches that have a multifunction MFD Kyocera machine can scan a document to a USB key.