Find out about the library's computer workstations, accessible technologies, Wi-Fi, printing, scanning and copying as well as technology help and computer workshops.
There are twenty computer workstations in the library.
12 are located on the lower level in Adult Services.
4 are located on the second floor in Kids and Teens Services.
3 computers for visitors without library cards are located on the main floor, one of which is an accessible computer workstation equipped with accessible features.
All library computers have:
- Internet access
- Microsoft Office
- USB ports
- Printing (20¢ per page for black and white, 25¢ per page for colour)
The library's accessible computer workstation has:
- a height adjustable desk
- a large print keyboard
- an oversized mouse
- a flatbed scanner
- a screen magnifier and reader (ZoomText 9)
- a mouse free, keystroke command screen reader (System Access)
- enhanced learning software (Kurzweil 3000)
It does not require a reservation. Use is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Access the library's free Wi-Fi network by connecting to Wifi@NPL on your device or computer. No password required. You must comply with our Public Computer Access and Use Policy.
Printing, scanning and photocopying
Current printing fees are:
- 20¢ per page for black and white
- 25¢ per page for colour
- Scanning to email is free
Self-serve machines print, scan and photocopy documents. One is available on each floor. You can also scan and e-mail your documents with our machines. The only machine that takes coins is on the main floor.
All three machines are equipped to print from computer workstations or photocopy using money loaded to your library card. See staff on each floor's service desk to add money to your card.
Scanners to digitize documents are available on the accessible computer workstation and three are available on Adult Services computers on the lower level. There is also a standalone digital scanner for books or other documents that prints, emails and saves to a portable USB on the lower level by the Local History collection.
Laptops for borrowing
You can borrow a laptop and take it outside the library for up to one week. Get a laptop on the Main Floor at Customer Service.
You will need:
- library card
- second piece of ID
- Signed parental permission form if you are between 10-17 years old.
Laptops include Microsoft Office and can be used to access the Internet on any Wi-Fi network. They may be used for printing to the library's printers while in the library.
Two 3D printers are available in the library's Maker Hub. If you are interested in learning more about 3D printing, or submitting a file to be 3D printed located on the second floor. You may also drop off a file on the lower level's Adult Services Information desk or submit a 3D print online.
We offer programs to help you get started using basic applications like email and Microsoft Office available on all library computer workstations.
Also we have free six week long technology courses available online to library members on many technology topics. See Gale Courses in the Online Library for a list of courses offered to library members.
Digital Services staff is available to help you with technology-related questions. If you need help using a computer or device, or want to know more about our electronic resources, let us know.
Every Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. we offer The Digital Shift, a drop-in session designed to assist you with your computer questions, digital devices, and curiosity. Join us in the Large Study Room located on our lower level.
If you cannot make any of our Friday afternoon sessions, you can book a free one-on-one appointment with a staff member.