Booking a

Reserve computer time at your favourite WPL location. WiFi (free), scanning & laser printing are available at all locations.

You will need a valid Waterloo Public Library card to book a public computer.

Reservations can be made up to one day in advance from any WPL location, from home, work or school – anytime and from anywhere that you have Internet access.

Click here to book a computer now.


Laser printing is available at all WPL locations. 

  • $0.15 per page (black and white)
  • $0.50 per page (colour)

We also offer flash drives for purchase. Contact the Information Desk for details.

Programs Available on the Public Computers

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Reader
  • VLC Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • Snipping Tool
  • Calculator
  • Notepad
  • Paint

Other Computer Information

For more information about booking a computer at your favourite WPL location, contact us at or 519-886-1310:

  • Main Library – Information Desk (Adult) ext. 124
  • Main Library – Children’s Department ext. 129
  • McCormick Branch ext. 213
  • John M. Harper Branch ext. 310

usage guidelines

  • Customers will be provided with alcohol swabs to clean their computer screen, keyboard and mouse after use
  • Washrooms are available
  • Food is NOT allowed at the computer stations or WiFi/Study seats
  • Drinks with lids are allowed
  • Laptops and iPads will not be available for borrowing

health guidelines

Before entering the library please ask yourself:

  • Are you unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, new cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 diagnosis?

If you answer "Yes" to any of these, do NOT enter the library.

*Mask wearing regulations can be found at the links below:

Learn more about Wireless Access @ WPL.

View WPL's PDF iconInternet and Computer Use Policy.