Public Computers

Public Computer Lab

  • Public Computer Labs are now available at all library branches for those who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, and/or printing.
  • Computer labs are open at all branches (drop in only) from 9:00am to 8:50pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00am to 4:50pm.
  • Customers may use up to 180-minutes of computer access per day, system-wide. This will begin with one 45-minute session with the option of adding up to three 45 minute self-extensions, depending on computer availability.
  • Self-extensions will be offered automatically.
  • Please sign in with your library card.
  • The computer labs have been developed following WorkSafe BC guidelines to ensure safety of staff and patrons.

Computer stations available by branch

  • Brighouse: 38 computers, 3 scanners.
  • Ironwood: 25 computers, 1 scanner.
  • Cambie: 8 computers, 1 scanner.
  • Steveston: 6 computers, 1 scanner.

Technology at the Library:

  • Hardware:
    • Digitization Station (LP records, Cassettes, and VHS tapes)
    • Photo Scanner Station (Slides, Negatives, and Photos)
    • Cricut Maker 3 Station (Precision Cutting of Paper and Vinyl)
    • 3D Modelling Station (Designing and Preparing 3D Prints)
  • Software:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Cricut Design Space
    • Audacity
    • Inky
    • GIMP
    • Shotcut
    • Inkscape

RPL public computers provide access to Internet and software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.