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Libraries will reopen in multiple phases with limited capacity & services starting Aug 25. Learn about our Path to Reopening.

Available Technology

Free WiFi is available at all libraries via the network called “SPL-Public”. No password is required.

Public computers are available at all libraries.

Some have 15-minute or one-hour time limits, do not require a library card and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Others are bookable for a maximum of one hour and do require a library card.

There are different versions of software available on different devices, as follows:

Smart Access Manager Computers (denoted by red sign-in screen)
Operating System: Windows 10
Software: Adobe Reader DC, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, VLC Media Player, Magnifier, Irfan View (paint program), ZoomText (available on most devices)

Chrome Box Computers (no sign in required)
Operating System: Chrome
Software: Google Chrome, Microsoft Word Online, Microsoft Excel Online, Google Drive, *Chrome Play
* user may install apps marked available for public use from the Google Play store. The app will only be available during the active session.

These devices are available to be checked out for in-branch use at the Carlyle King, J.S. Wood, Round Prairie and Rusty Macdonald Libraries. You can use them anywhere in the library for a maximum of two hours, though the loan period can be renewed if no other patrons are waiting for a device. A library card is required to borrow laptops.

HP Stream Laptops
Operating System: Windows 10
Software: Adobe Reader DC, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, VLC, Media Player, Microsoft Powerpoint*, Weather*, Maps*, Paint 3D*, Edge*, Skype*
* accessed via a limited Start menu which includes additional apps.

Chrome Book Laptops
Operating System: Chrome
Software: Google Chrome, Microsoft Word Online, Microsoft Excel Online, Google Drive, *Chrome Play
* user may install apps marked available for public use from the Google Play store. The app will only be available during the active session.

Photocopying and printing is available at all libraries. Photocopying and black & white printing is available and the cost is $0.10 per side.

Scanning is available at all libraries at no charge. You can scan to an email account or a USB key/flash drive.

Faxing is available at all libraries. There is no cost for this service.

Public telephones are available for patrons to make outgoing local calls at all libraries.

These lockers are available to safely charge your mobile phone at Frances Morrison Central Library and the Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library. Usage instructions are included on the lockers themselves. These are free to use.

The library collection contains many old newspapers on microfilm, and the microfilm readers are available on the second floor of the Frances Morrison Central Library. There is also a device for scanning microfilm. There are no costs associated with using this equipment.

For detailed information about assistive technology available, visit the Accessibility Services page.