People sitting at public computer stations at Tommy Douglas Library

All of our locations have computers available for public use.

Computers are available to use on a walk-in basis. Log into a computer using your library card number and PIN. If you aren't a library member, you can sign up for a free library card at the service desk.

How long can I use a computer?

Use our computers for up to three hours a day. A computer session lasts up to one hour and will extend 15 minutes at a time if no one else has reserved your computer.

An express computer session lasts up to 15 minutes.

How do I reserve a computer?

You can reserve a computer at Bob Prittie Metrotown. Log in with your library card number and PIN to make, change, or cancel a reservation. We’ll hold your computer for up to five minutes after your reservation begins.

What's included?

Each computer has:

  • Internet access: Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft 2016: Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • DVD and CD player and writer
  • USB ports
  • Google Earth
  • Black-and-white printer access
Is my information safe?

We permanently delete all user data between sessions as per City of Burnaby’s IT Policy. This includes deleting your internet browser history, passwords, and any files stored on the computer. Your browsing history and files can’t be restored once your session ends.

To learn more about your privacy when using library computers, See Public computers, devices and wireless network under Library Policy: Privacy.

Digital Studio

The Digital Studio is located at Bob Prittie Metrotown and has computers with specialized software and equipment. In the Digital Studio you can:

  • record and produce professional quality audio
  • design and illustrate with powerful software
  • convert printed photos, negatives, slides, video and film into digital files
  • use specialized software to edit audio, video and images

Learn more about the Digital Studio

Assistive Technology

All public computers have Microsoft Accessibility features that include

  • A screen reading app
  • A magnifier
  • An on-screen keyboard

On the second floor of the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch, there is a low-vision reader workstation, to magnify pages.

People sitting at computer stations at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch