IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The library’s Cambie and Ironwood locations will be closed Saturday September 30, Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2. The Steveston location is closed Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1. Please view our Holiday Hours page for full details about library closures and hours of operation.

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: 42 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.