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Computers, Printing & Technology

All London Public Library locations have computers for your free use! We also offer printers and photocopiers and a Print From Home service. If you are just getting started using a computer, we offer computer classes on the basics and volunteer Tech Tutors at scheduled times and locations.

Types of Computers

You can choose a machine based on your needs.


Internet Station


  • Available for up to 120 minutes per day
  • Log on with your Library card number & PIN
  • Each location has at least one machine which can be reserved. Book a computer online
  • Browse the Internet, watch video content, check e-mail, play games
  • All computers operate on Windows 10
  • Available software includes: Office 2010 Suite, Open Office, Adobe Reader, and Chrome, Firefox & Microsoft Edge web browsers
  • Print from the Internet, e-mail or USB
  • Save documents to a USB flash drive
  • Limited staff assistance is available


Library Service Station


  • Search the Library Catalogue and Information Databases
  • View your Library Account
  • Reserve a Library Internet Station
  • Place holds



How To Reserve a Computer


You may reserve an Internet Computer before you visit to the library online, by telephone (519) 661-4600, or in person. When you arrive to use the computer, look for the terminal with the reserved sign on it.


How to Reserve a Computer:
  • To complete a booking, you must have a PIN number already added to your library account. PIN numbers must can be assigned in person at any circulation desk or reset online.
  • You must also have logged into a library computer at least once before making a reservation.
  • You may make a reservation at any catalogue or public workstation, reserve online on our website or ask staff for assistance.
  • You can reserve up to 4 reservations over a 14 day period. As one is used, the counter drops back to 3.
  • Reservations are made on the 1/4 hour (:00, :15, :30, :45) only, depending on availability.
  • You should arrive before your scheduled reservation.
  • Use only the machine that is reserved for you.
  • If a reservation is cancelled, another may be made in its place until the maximum of 4 is reached.
  • If reservations are missed, 10 minutes is docked from your daily time limit, but another reservation can be made.
  • Take note of your reservation computer name to ensure you log on to the correct machine.





USB drives and headphones can be purchased for use on Library workstations.

Printing, Photocopying, & Scanning


Black & white printing/copying is 10 cents per page. Colour printing/copying is 25 cents per page.


Users can print in black & white from Library computers at all locations; colour printing is available from computers at the Central Library.


Print from Home is a service that allows users to submit documents from our website for printing and pickup at any library location. Print from Home print jobs cost 10 cents per page. Colour printing is not available via this service.


Printing from USB drives and scanning of documents can be done using Library photocopiers; documents can be scanned and printed in both colour and black & white.


Photocopiers can print documents saved as PDF, JPG, TIFF, or MS Office files (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, etc.); PDF files are preferred.

  • To use a USB with the photocopiers the drive must have a capacity smaller than 64GB and be formatted to FAT32.


Users can print directly from their own laptops, tablets, or smartphones using WebPrint.






Accessible computers


Assistive Technology


At the Central Library on the Second Floor, there are computers with specialized software and hardware.


For blind and low-vision patrons:

  • JAWS for Windows - reads onscreen text aloud, navigate through documents using keyboard shortcuts instead of a mouse
  • Kurzweil 1000 - converts scanned text into speech and reads it aloud
  • Duxbury Braille Translation (DBT) - convert text files into Braille
  • ET Braille printer - embosses Braille onto card stock paper in a variety of formats
  • ZoomText - computer screen magnification software (all Library locations)
  • Optelec ClearView series - high quality magnifiers of print, available in black and white, and colour displays

Volunteer Tech Tutors


Need help with computer basics or using Word, Excel, PowerPoint or email? Volunteer Tech Tutors are available at scheduled times at various locations. Check the schedule and call to confirm.


Find the Tech Tutor Schedule



Digital Essentials Computer Classes


Learn the basics of using a computer, email, cell phones, social media and more in our free Digital Essentials classes offered at several locations.


Learn More about Digital Essentials Classes

Photo of a black and white printer sitting on a table in the Library.

Print From Home

Print from Home is our printing service that allows you to use our website to submit documents that we print for you, often within one business day. Our staff will contact you when your print request is ready to pick up from the library location of your choice. Note, printing is not available immediately. Printing costs 10 cents per single page side and colour printing is not available using this service.

Photo of a slide scanner. Beside the scanner is a slide carousel, tape cassettes, film negatives and batteries.

Digitization Technology

Discovered a box of negatives or photographic slides? Preserve your photos or watch old family movies using the digitization technology available to use for free in The Labs at Central Library. Here you’ll find a variety of digitization tools to convert analog media, including audio cassettes, VHS cassettes, slide film, negatives, photographs, 8mm tape, and audio cassettes.


The Labs also offers a 3D printing service!