Public Computers

Public Computer Lab

  • Starting June 25th, the Public Computer Labs at Brighouse Branch are open for those customers who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, and/or printing. 
  • The lab offers same-day 45-minute bookings, with time allowed for thorough cleaning of each station between sessions.
  • There are three sessions per day with 8 spaces each. The time slots are as follows:
    • 10:30am-11:15am
    • 12:00pm-12:45pm
    • 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • The Computer Lab is open Monday to Friday. Public registration starts 10 minutes before each booking time.
  • The public may begin to line up outside the Brighouse Branch at the door located on the public walkway ramp.  Signage indicates the location of this entrance. 
  • Appointments are made in-person by checking in with staff on-site.
  • The computer labs have been developed following WorkSafe BC guidelines to ensure safety of staff and patrons. 2 labs – each with 4 workstations are spaced 2 meters apart to allow for physical distancing.
  • We expect to provide computer access for approximately 24 people per day.
  • At this time, we cannot accommodate advance registrations or extensions.

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

Branch-specific Computer Services

Different branches have different types of work stations and booking durations.

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.