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Public Computer Access

Public computers at the Central Library are now available for scheduled appointments! Appointments can only be booked one day in advance (beginning at 9 am the previous day). Clients may reserve a computer for a 45 minute appointment, once a day.

To book a public computer appointment, please click here.

(Tip! When viewing the calendar of appointments, type 'public computer' into the keyword search to only view public computer service times).

Note: Appointments will be available until and including Saturday, August 8. Starting Tuesday, August 11, the service will transition to first come, first serve. Hours will be extended to Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This service will remain only available at the Central Library until further notice.

What to expect, when visiting the library to use a computer:

  • Stand in the designated waiting area, outside of the library, upon arrival.
  • A staff member will greet and guide you into the library.
  • As per the Durham Region Public Health guidelines for public indoor spaces, non-medical face masks or coverings must be worn at all times while inside the library.
  • For printing or photocopying services, only cash will be accepted. All coins and bills up to $20 will be accepted. Debit or credit payment is not available at this time.
  • Please note, appointments must adhere to the scheduled start time and end time. Clients arriving late to their appointments, will be permitted to use the remaining available time in their reservation time slot. Unfortunately additional time cannot be offered for late arrivals.

    Five public computers at the Central Library will be available for walk-in access (first come, first serve).

    Clients using the walk-in service may be able to access an available computer for 45 minutes.

    In addition to the expectations listed above, when using the walk-in option:

  • A staff member will greet you and advise you on the current wait time for the next available computer.
  • In the event all walk-in access computer stations are occupied, clients will have to wait in order of arrival, for the next available computer.
  • For contact tracing purposes, clients must provide a first name, last name, and email address and/or phone number before entering the facility. Clients who do not have a phone number or email address will be given an opportunity to provide an alternative method of contacting them.
  • The last walk-in clients will be permitted one hour prior to closing.

  • Public Computer Hours:

    Until and including August 6:
    Thursday: 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM
    Friday: 3:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    Saturday: 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    After August 6:
    Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?


    If you are not feeling well and may be experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please delay your visit.