Computer access

COVID-19 update: computer availability in the Library as of September, 2021:

  • Physically distanced public computers available on the 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Available for drop-in use only, with 1 hour bookings
  • Use your Library card to log in, or ask at the desk for a guest pass
  • Printing, photocopying, and scan-to-email services are available at the staff desk

The Library offers computers equipped with Internet access and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher). Please read our internet use policy.

More information on using our Public PCs can be found in our online tutorial

Booking a computer

If no one is using a public computer you may simply log in to it without booking, but it may not be available for an entire hour if another user has already booked it for a set time. When you log in, the computer will tell you how much time you will have.

The best way to ensure you get your full hour on a computer is to make a reservation. To book an adult computer, go to one of the three print/booking stations (where you can also print and pay fines). On the the first floor, it is located near the self-checkout stations. On the second and third floors, you can find them near the printers.

At the print/booking station, you can choose to book the next available computer, or book one for a later time slot. When booking, you will be required to enter your library card number and PIN, or a guest pass number. Guest passes are available at the information desks. Once you have booked a computer, the small printer next to the station will print a slip with your PC number and time slot on it. If you are using a guest pass, make sure to hold on to it; you will need it when you actually log in to the computer or release a print job.


Please see our print, copy, scan page for full details.


Please see our Wi-Fi and internet access page for full details.

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