Computers and Technology

Denver Public Library provides access to computers and the internet and the training necessary to use them. 

Technology Access

If you need access to a computer, the internet, or need to print or scan something, you'll be able to get connected at any Denver Public Library location. The following equipment and services are available at all open locations:

Borrow a Computer or Hotspot

Need a computer or internet at home? Check out a Chromebook, a wifi hotspot, or both for three months. A permanent library card is required. Please note that there is often a waitlist to check out technology. 

If you're interested in getting permanent free or low-cost internet and device at home, talk to a digital navigator or look through our list of resources for free or low cost technology.

Use a Computer at the Library

Use a computer at any DPL library with a free Denver Public Library card. Use of public computers is subject to the DPL Computer and Internet Policy. Computers have:

  • CD/DVD drive
  • USB ports
  • audio jacks
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • a variety of computer software for communication and media creation

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

We also have workstations with special software and equipment for people with visual or physical disabilities at five locations.

In addition, all locations also have Chromebooks available for use inside the library so you can browse and print from anywhere in the branch. Please ask staff at your location about checking one out. Want a Chromebook to take home? You can check one out from our collection and pick it up at your local library.

Library Computer Software

DPL computers have a variety of software installed on them available for patron use. The following can be found on all computers: Windows 10, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Windows Media Player, VLC, and more.

Copying, Printing, Faxing and Scanning

Free printing from library computers or mobile print from your own device. We offer 8.5" x 11" (letter) or 8.5" x 14" (legal) sized printing. You can also scan documents and send them to your email.

Our copiers now also allow you to fax for free! Please note that you can only send faxes, not receive them.

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is available in all library locations for wireless capable devices, no password or library card required. Having trouble connecting? Check our guide or ask a staff member.

ideaLABs

The ideaLABs are free community makerspaces filled with technology and tools for you to use, as well as staff that can help you get started creating. Check the ideaLAB page for locations, hours, and tools available.

Recording Studios

There are six recording studios across the city. Please see the studios page for more information.

Technology Education

Denver Public Library offers a variety of resources for you to learn new technology skills, from classes to one-on-one help.

Technology Classes

Free classes on everything from moving a mouse to building a website. No registration necessary. 

Drop In Tech Help

Need help navigating the internet, email, or social networks like Facebook? Have questions about your phone or tablet? Want to know how to access eBooks on any device? Drop by to get your questions answered and learn how to use tech more effectively!

Tech Help Appointments

Denver Public Library staff and volunteers offer personalized technology assistance and instruction on your own device or a public computer. You can call our main line at 720-865-1111 or call your local library for available times to schedule your own appointment.

Digital Navigators

Digital navigators offer free, ongoing help for you to:

  • get your own laptop or other device
  • sign up for affordable internet
  • learn how to use technology

Call 720-865-3446 or 720-865-1111, or email dignav@denverlibrary.org to set up an appointment with a digital navigator!

Self-Paced Resources

  • Our Teach Yourself Technology page has a wide selection of online resources for learning everything from typing to Photoshop. 
  • Learning Express Library is free with your library card and provides computer skills lessons, as well as many other career resources.
  • Udemy is free with a permanent library card and a Google, Microsoft, or Gale account. It provides a wide range of courses in the fields of Cloud Computing, Data Science, Development, IT Operations, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Personal Development, Project Management and Operations