Book a Computer or Device

Access a world of information and connectivity by using public computers and specialty devices at the library. Whether you need to work, research, or simply browse, our well-equipped spaces ensure a seamless digital experience.

Woman using a public computer at the John M. Harper Branch
A senior using a public computer at the Main Library

Booking a Computer

You will need a valid Waterloo Public Library card to book a public computer. Reservations can be made online up to one day in advance or you can log in to a free computer when you arrive at one of our locations. View WPL’s Internet and Computer Use Policy for more information.

Book a Computer


Programs Available on
WPL Computers

  • MS Office suite
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • VLC media player
  • Adobe Reader
  • iTunes
  • Peazip
  • Notepad++
  • Paint
  • Snipping Tool
  • Calculator
  • 2 Mac Computers with Adobe Suite (Available only at the Eastside Branch)

Check Out the Gamerspace

The Gamerspace contains eight public access computers. Among these, two iMac computers are loaded with Adobe Suite, while the remaining six feature cutting-edge enhancements designed to ensure seamless gaming. Whether you’re into gaming, web browsing, or research, the Gamerspace warmly welcomes all to reserve a computer.

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Two tweens stand in the Gamerspace smiling

Looking for WiFi, Printing or Photocopying?

All WPL locations provide WiFi, printing and photocopiers. Internet hotspots can also be borrowed with your library card.

Woman using a photo scanner on a computer at the John M. Harper Branch

Book a Photo Scanner

Turn your old photos into digital files with our PC photo scanners. We have two scanners available, one at the Main Library and one at the John M. Harper Branch. You will need a library card to book a PC photo scanner.

Book the Photo Scanner

Book the Microfilm Machine

The ST ViewScan II Microfilm Scanner is available for use at the Main Library. Our microfilm collection includes the Canada West Census, Berliner Journal, Waterloo Region Record and Waterloo Chronicle. Staff can assist you with browsing, printing and saving digital copies of the microfilm. This service is free to use with your library card.

Book the Microfilm Machine
A woman uses the microfilm machine at the Main Library
Loading a VHS tape into a VHS player

Book the VHS Converter

Available at our Main Library, convert your old VHS tapes to DVD or media files with our VHS converter. We recommend bringing a USB drive to save your converted files. This service is free to use with your library card.

Book the VHS Converter

Get 1:1 Tech Help

Need more support? Book an appointment with a Tech Connect Coach for free, one-on-one technology help and training.