Computers & Equipment

Información en español: Computadoras

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 2013, and a variety of computer software for communication and media creation
  • Copying, Printing, and Scanning — Color copies/printouts 50 cents per page, B&W printouts/copies 10 cents per page; Scanning 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 — 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

Computer Software - All Locations

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

More Computer Services

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

Computer Policies and Guidelines

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