Computers & Equipment

Información en español: Computadoras

All Denver Public Library card holders are allowed 2 hours per day on the public access computers.

All Locations

The following equipment and services are available at all locations:

  • Public access computers — CD/DVD drive, USB ports, audio jacks
  • Internet access, Microsoft Office 2007, iTunes, and a variety of computer software for communication and media creation
  • Scanner (Black and White) — free, sends PDF to email
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) for all wireless capable devices, no password or library card required
  • There are no public fax machines at any Denver Public Library location, however, there is an option to scan and fax online — please ask a staff person for assistance

Central Library

Children's Library — Level 1

  • 14 Internet Children's PCs
  • 4 Early literacy computers with learning software for kids age 2-7
  • Parent laptop checkout program — Eligible parents or guardians accompanied by a child can check out laptops for two hours in-library use.

Schlessman Hall — Level 1

  • 4 Express Internet PCs
  • One 15-minute session per customer, per day
  • No library card required for login
  • Document printing available

Reference Department — Level 3

  • 4 database PCs with USB capacity, 1 PubWest PC
  • 1 microfiche and microfilm reader with email, USB and printing capacity
  • 2 black and white photocopiers, 1 color photocopier, 1 binder minder copier
  • Headphones and flash drives for sale — $1 for headphones, $5 for 4GB USB flash drive

Community Technology Center (CTC) — Level 4

  • 127 public access computers with a variety of software
  • Trained technology staff
  • Services for Persons with Disabilities — 2 ADA computers with ZoomText, Jaws and other adaptive software
  • Photocopier — 10 cents per page
  • Printers — 10 cents per black and white page, 50 cents per color page
  • In-library rental of USB cords, card readers and floppy drives with photo ID
  • Headphones and flash drives for sale — $1 for headphones, $5 for 4GB USB flash drive

ideaLAB — Level 4

  • The ideaLAB is a makerspace and digital media lab. Equipment and software to make videos, games, music, art, crafts, 3D printing, and more.

Western History/Genealogy — Level 5

  • 6 microfilm & microfiche scanners with USB and email capacity
  • 3 research PCs, 2 catalog PCs
  • A/V room to watch Western History/Genealogy DVDs and VHS, listen to 8-tracks, audio cassettes, records and watch reel-to-reel footage
  • 4 black and white photocopiers
  • Camera stand to photograph Western History/Genealogy materials
  • More information about Western History/Genealogy services and access


Computer Software - All Locations

Internet: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Foxit Reader, 
Productivity: Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, LibreOffice, Notepad++, 7-Zip
Communication: AIM Client, Yahoo! IM Client, GoogleTalk, Skype
Music/Video: iTunes, Windows Media Player, Audacity, LMMS
Photos: Picasa, GIMP
Drawing/Modeling/Animation: Blender, Inkscape, LibreCAD, Paint.NET
Video game creation: Stencyl, Gamemaker

More Computer Services

Technology Classes | Teach Yourself Technology | Wireless Access
Adaptive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities | Computer Research

Computer Policies and Guidelines

Computer Reservations/Free Internet | Computer & Internet Policy
Internet Filtering | Library Laptop Use Agreement: English / Español