Computers & Equipment

Información en español: Computadoras

All Locations

The following equipment and services are available at all open locations:

Public access computers

Use a computer with a free Denver Public Library card. Computers have:

  • CD/DVD drive
  • USB ports
  • audio jacks
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • a variety of computer software for communication and media creation

Express computers are available for 15 minute sessions, no library card required.

Copying, Printing, and Scanning

Print from library computers or mobile print from your own device.

  • Black and white copies/printouts 10 cents per page
  • Color copies/printouts 50 cents per page
  • Scan to email free

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is available in all library locations for wireless capable devices, no password or library card required.

Computer Software

Internet: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
Productivity: Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, LibreOffice, Notepad++, 7-Zip, Movie Maker, Learning Ally, Adobe Reader/Foxit Reader, Google Earth, VLC
Communication: AIM Client, Yahoo! IM Client, GoogleTalk, Skype
Music/Video: iTunes, Windows Media Player, Audacity, LMMS
Photos: Picasa, GIMP
Drawing/Modeling/Animation: Blender, Inkscape, Paint.NET

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

Please Note:

  • All Central Library computers and equipment are unavailable during the closure for planned bond renovations.

Children's Library — Floor 1

  • 1 Catalog PC
  • 9 Internet Children's PCs
  • 4 Early literacy computers with learning software for kids age 2-7
  • 4 iPads
  • 1 color multi-function copier/printer/scanner
  • Parent laptop checkout program — Eligible parents or guardians accompanied by a child can check out laptops for two hours in-library use

Schlessman Hall — Floor 1

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

New Releases - Floor 1

  • 1 Catalog PC
  • 2 Teen Internet PCs
  • 1 color multi-function copier/printer/scanner

Media Room — Floor 1

  • 2 Catalog PCs

Reference Services — Floor 3

  • 4 database PCs, 1 PubEAST PC
  • 1 microfiche and microfilm reader with email, USB and printing capacity
  • 2 color multi-function copier/printer/scanners, 1 flatbed book scanner
  • Headphones and flash drives for sale — $1 for headphones, $5 for 4GB USB flash drive

Community Technology Center (CTC) — Floor 4

  • 118 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
  • 1 color multi-function printer/copier/scanner - volor copies/printouts 50 cents per page, B&W printouts/copies 10 cents per page; Scanning free (sends PDF to email)
  • 2 black and white printers
  • In-library rental of SD card readers and floppy drives 
  • Headphones and flash drives for sale — $1 for headphones, $5 for 4GB USB flash drive
  • Video Calling Room — Room for video calls and Braille printing with computer, large screen, webcam and headset provided. Call 720.865.1706 to reserve for up to 1 hour/day. Photo ID required.
  • Recording Studio and Digital Media Station — Room to record audio, convert analog media to digital formats, and edit digital media in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, etc.). Call 720.865.1706 to reserve for up to 2 hours/day. Photo ID required.

SM Energy ideaLAB — Floor 4

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

Western History/Genealogy — Floor 5

  • 6 microfilm & microfiche scanners with USB and email capacity
  • 5 Research PCs, 3 Catalog PCs
  • A/V room to watch Western History/Genealogy DVDs and VHS, listen to 8-tracks, audio cassettes, records, and listen/watch reel-to-reel footage
  • 1 color multi-function copier/scanner
  • 1 B&W printer
  • 1 Flatbed scanner
  • Camera stand to photograph Western History/Genealogy materials
  • More information about Western History/Genealogy services and access

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