Technology

Computers, photocopiers, printers, scanners and other types of technology are available to use or borrow at your local library.

Book a computer

You can use your library card to book a computer at any library location.

Scanning, printing and photocopying

Colour printing is currently not available

Scanners, printers and photocopiers are available at all locations. You’ll need to buy a print card for $1 and load money onto it to print or make copies. Printing or copying costs $0.15 per page.

Colour printers are located in libraries with Makerspaces (BurnhamthorpeCourtneypark, Malton and Meadowvale). Contact the location for availability and for more information on how you can use the printer.

3D printing is available for pick up at Burnhamthorpe, Courtneypark, Erin Meadows, Malton, Meadowvale, Sheridan and South Common libraries. In order to submit a request, a valid 3D Printing Certification is required.

For more information and to place an order, please email maker@mississauga.ca.

In the email please provide:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Library card number
  • Where you would like to pickup your item
  • Your print file (.stl or .obj format)
  • Any relevant specifications (supports needed, PLA vs. PVA; layer height; infill; etc.)

The cost for an Ultimaker print is a $2.00 set-up fee plus $0.08 per gram (PLA) and $0.21 per gram (PVA supports), not including HST. Payment can be made through the library’s eFines system, for more info on online payment check out the video tutorial.

Chromebooks

Use your Youth or Adult library card to borrow and use a Chromebook.

Chromebooks can be used at home, work, or on-the-go when connected to the Internet. You can borrow the Chromebook for one week from all library locations.

Data on the Chromebook will be erased if shut down or rebooted. Replacement cost for Chromebooks is $550.

Please return the Chromebook directly to a staff member in the library and not through the drop box.

Borrow a Chromebook

Hotspots

Borrow a hotspot device to connect a computer, phone or tablet to wireless Internet for free. Use your library card to borrow a hotspot for up to 21 days at a time. Place a  hold.

Internet

Free wifi is available at all library locations through Wireless Mississauga.

Accessible computers

Accessible public computers are available at all locations, and include a large print keyboard and ZoomText reader that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.

Assistive workstation

The Workstation at Burnhamthorpe Library includes a noise-canceling headset and microphone, accessible mouse and keyboard, scanner, screen reading software, speech recognition software, ZoomText magnifier, and all public workstation software.

DAISY players

Specialized digital accessible players are available for DAISY discs, a browsing collection of audiobooks. The players can be borrowed from South Common Library by customers who have a visual, physical or print disability.

Maker Mississauga

3D printers, iMacs, iPads, digital cameras, circuit and robotics kits and a variety of other software and DIY hardware are available for use in our makerspaces.