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

Central Library

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.

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.

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

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

Zinio digital Magazines

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on your computer or mobile device. We have subscriptions to over 200 popular and specialty magazines. Your DPL library card will give you unlimited access to this entire collection. Best of all, titles do not have to be returned and do not expire.