Technology

Internet Computers

Drop by any SPL location to use our one-hour bookable computer stations. Each computer is equipped with up-to-date Microsoft Office, image viewing and Internet browsing software.

Watching a show or learning on SPL's lynda.com service? Headphones are available for purchase. Computer stations can be booked up to three days in advance. Book a computer now.

See our Internet Computer Regulations.

People helping each other with computers

Mobile Device Charging and Storage Lockers

SPL now offers lockers for charging and storing your mobile device while you visit the library. 

Using the Storage Lockers

Printing

You can print black and white documents from any of our Internet computers. Printing costs $.10 per page. Printing from your own device or laptop is coming soon.

Wireless Internet

Every SPL location has high speed wireless Internet service. Use your device or laptop to log in. It's free!

Assistive Technology

Zoomtext Screen Magnification
We have Zoomtext magnification software available from any public Internet station at all SPL locations. If you have trouble reading fine print on a computer screen, you can walk into a branch near you and use Zoomtext.

Optelec Video Magnifier
The Optelec Magnifier, or CCTV can be used to read books, documents, letters, and greeting cards, and to view photographs in a large format. You can use it at either Frances Morrison Central Library or Rusty Macdonald Branch.

Kurzweil 1000 Scanner Reader
The Kurzweil workstation scans printed text and converts it into synthesized speech, reading it aloud. This machine offers people with a visual disability access to the printed word. Available in the main floor Outreach & Access Services area of Frances Morrison Central Library.

Large Print and Voice Internet Computer
A personal computer with screen magnification software (ZoomText) and screenreader software (NVDA) can be used to search the Internet or SPL's online catalogue. People with visual disabilities can magnify the size of the screen using ZoomText, or can have the words on the screen read out loud using NVDA. Available in the main floor Outreach & Access Services area of Frances Morrison Central Library.

Trackball Mouse
Our Internet PC can be used with a trackball mouse, for people with physical disabilities that make using a standard mouse difficult. Available in the main floor Outreach & Access Services area of Frances Morrison Central Library.

DAISY Players
SPL will lend DAISY players for short periods of time to Talking Book clients who would like to try them out before buying their own equipment. Available in the main floor Outreach & Access Services area of Frances Morrison Central Library.