Booking a

Reserve computer time at your favourite WPL location. WiFi (free), scanning & laser printing are available at all locations.

You will need a valid Waterloo Public Library card to book a public computer.

Reservations can be made up to one day in advance from any WPL location, from home, work or school – anytime and from anywhere that you have Internet access.

Book a Computer

General Information


Laser printing is available at all WPL locations. 

  • $0.15 per page (black and white)
  • $0.50 per page (colour)
Vaccine & Government Documents
It is FREE to print vaccination records and any government issued documents. Please see staff at your location for assistance. 

We also offer flash drives for purchase. Contact the Information Desk for details.

Programs Available on the Public Computers

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Reader
  • VLC Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • Snipping Tool
  • Calculator
  • Notepad
  • Paint

Other Computer Information

For more information about booking a computer at your favourite WPL location, contact us at or 519-886-1310:

  • Main Library – Information Desk (Adult) ext. 124
  • Main Library – Children’s Department ext. 129
  • McCormick Branch ext. 213
  • John M. Harper Branch ext. 310

Usage Guidelines

  • Customers will be provided with alcohol swabs to clean their computer screen, keyboard and mouse after use
  • Washrooms are available
  • Food is NOT allowed at the computer stations or WiFi/Study seats
  • Drinks with lids are allowed
  • Laptops and iPads will not be available for borrowing

Health Guidelines

Before entering the library please ask yourself:

  • Are you unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, new cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 diagnosis?

If you answer "Yes" to any of these, do NOT enter the library.


Learn more about Wireless Access @ WPL.
View WPL's PDF iconInternet and Computer Use Policy.