Equipment & Spaces

Richmond Public Library has over 100 computers for access to the Internet and software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Computers are free to use with a valid Richmond Public Library card and can be booked online or by phoning your branch.

Every library cardholder can have up to two hours a day.

Please note, use of Public Computers and Internet is governed by RPL’s Rules of Acceptable Use.
Failure to follow these policies may result in loss of computer privileges.

Free Public Computers & Internet

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 Features

Automatic 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.

Book a Computer

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 60 mins.

Please see branch specific information for scanner availabilities at each location

Brighouse, Cambie, Ironwood, Steveston Cost to Scan: Free

Print From Your Own Laptop and Mobile Devices


Free Internet

Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

All library branches have free Wi-Fi, 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.

RPL's Public Internet and Technology Policy

Bookable Equipment & Spaces

Community Table

Located at the Brighouse branch, the community table allows Richmond community groups to inform community members about the services and programs they offer.

Community Table Booking Form

3D Printers

Get started on 3D Printing at RPL. We offer 3D printing orientations & 3D printer booking.

3D Printing Subject Guide
Learn More

Study Rooms

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.

Library Contact Info

Photo Scanner

We offer a photo/negative/slide scanner that is located in the Launchpad at the Brighouse Branch.
Schedule a booking time today!

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Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor

Home energy monitors give you real-time information about your household's electricity use – in kilowatts, and dollars and cents. Learn More

Take One Home Today