Free Public Computers
RPL public computers provide access to Internet and software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point.Branch Specific Computer Services
Different branches have different types of work stations and booking durations.» Book a computer at your branch.
Computer Booking System FeaturesAutomatic Booking Extensions
(Based on Availability)
If there are enough computers available after your time limit is reached, your session will be automatically extended.Make a Scheduled Booking
Because of the automatic extensions, we recommend booking a computer station in advance, rather than depending on the availability of walk-up bookings.Smart Booking Assignment
The system will automatically assign you a computer in the area you have selected. Booking specific computer stations is not supported.Early Sign-On
The system will allow you to sign on early to an unused station you have booked.
Printers, Photocopiers & Scanners
Printers are available in all branches. Please see a staff member if you have difficulties connecting.Cost to Print: 20¢ per page
Every branch has a photocopier.Cost to Photocopy: 20¢ per page
Scanners are connected to specific computer stations at each branch. Scanner usages are limited to 30 mins.
Please see branch specific information for scanner availabilities at each locationBrighouse, Cambie, Ironwood, Steveston Cost to Scan: Free
Print From Your Own Laptop
You can also print from your own computer. Just download and install our Print Client.Print Client PDF User Guide
Free Wireless Internet (WiFi)
All library branches have free WiFi, just connect to "Richmond Public Library."
No password required.
Free Desktop Internet Access
Internet access is also available through designated computer stations. (See Free Public Computer section)
Protect Your Data
The RPL wireless network is unsecured. You may need to change firewall or privacy settings in order to connect. The library accepts no responsibility for damage due to viruses or malware. Wireless users concerned about privacy and security should use encrypted connections such as those provided by SSL (URLs beginning with https://) or VPN software.
Protect Your Hardware
The library does not accept responsibility for stolen equipments. The library is a public area, please don't leave your laptop or personal belongings unattended.
Want to try out the eReading experience? RPL now has eReaders you can take home!
eReaders with preloaded book titles are available for adults, teens, and kids.
There are 3 bookable study rooms located in the silent study area of Brighouse branch's 2nd floor. Same day bookings for these spaces can be made at the 2nd Floor Ask Me desk of the Brighouse (Main) Branch or call 604-231-6413.
Located at the Brighouse branch, the community table allows Richmond community groups to inform community members about the services and programs they offer.
We offer a photo/negative/slide scanner that is located in the Launchpad at the Brighouse Branch.
Schedule a booking time today!
DAISY Disc & Victor Reader
DAISY discs and Victor readers are audio substitute for print material. Available for members experiencing difficulties reading due to factors like blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.
Wheelchairs at Brighouse
Two wheelchairs are available for customers at the Brighouse (Main) Branch. Speak with a staff at the Accounts Desk for access.