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All libraries are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm today

WEDNESDAY

All libraries are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm today

THURSDAY

All libraries are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm today

FRIDAY

All libraries are open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm today

SATURDAY

All libraries are open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm today

SUNDAY

Central Library is open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm today

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Use your library card to reserve a desktop PC, Chromebook, or iPad at any Kitchener Public Library location.

Reserve a Computer

You can reserve a Windows desktop computer for two hours per day at Central Library, or one hour per day at our Community Library locations. Computers can be reserved up to two days in advance.

Make a Reservation

Central Library also has an accessible computer with screen reading software, a text magnifier, text-to speech software and more. You can reserve this computer by calling 519-743-0271.

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are fast, secure computers that use Android apps rather than traditional software. They are ideal for internet browsing and working with cloud-based applications.

Check Availability

Using a Chromebook in the Library

  • You must have a library card in good standing to borrow a Chromebook. Unconfirmed address cards and digital library cards are not eligible.
  • Adults 18 years and older must show ID with their library card to borrow a Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks can be used in the library for up to 4 hours. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on hold.
  • A replacement fee will apply to lost or damaged devices.

iPads

iPads are portable touchscreen tablets that use Apple apps instead of traditional software. They are ideal for browsing the internet and streaming audio and video.

Check availability

How to Use an iPad in the Library

  • iPads are available at all library locations. iPads at Central Library are available for children’s use only.
  • You must have a library card to borrow an iPad. Digital cards are not eligible.
  • iPads can be used in the library for up to 4 hours. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on hold. You cannot renew an iPad checkout.
  • A replacement fee will apply to lost or damaged devices.

Printing from Library Computers

You can print in black-and-white or colour at all library locations.

  • Black-and-white: $0.15 per page
  • Colour: $0.50 per page

Wireless printing is available at all locations. You can send your print jobs to any of our libraries, and pick up your printouts in-person or by using curbside pickup.

Photocopying and Document Scanning

Colour photocopiers are available at all locations.

  • Black-and-white copies: $0.15 per page
  • Colour copies: $0.50 per page

You can also use the photocopiers to scan documents and send copies to your email, free of charge.

Faxing (Central Library only)

  • Send a fax: $0.50 per page

Faxes can be sent upon request. Please ask staff for assistance. You cannot receive faxes at the library.