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Technology at the library

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


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 7 days at a time.

Hotspots can be placed on hold and picked up at available curbside pickup locations.

Book a computer

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


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

Chromebooks and laptops

Use your library card to use a Chromebook or laptop. They can be used anywhere inside the library, but they cannot be taken home or reserved in advance. They must be returned 30 minutes before closing or late fees will be charged.

Chromebooks are available at Cooksville Library, Malton Library and Sheridan Library.

Laptops are available at Central Library, Frank McKechnie Library and Woodlands Library.

Scanning, printing and photocopying

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 (Burnhamthorpe, Courtneypark and Meadowvale). Contact the location for availability and for more information on how you can use the printer.

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 workstations (Central library)

Workstations include height-adjustable table, noise-canceling headset and microphone, accessible mouse, 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 Central Library by customers who have a visual, physical or print disability.

eLibrary basics

All of our locations offer one-on-one help with borrowing and downloading ebooks, audiobooks, digital newspapers and more from our online collection. Contact your local library location to book an appointment.

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.

Microfilm reader

Access the Library’s microfilm collection, print microfilm records or scan and save documents to a USB drive using the microfilm and microfiche reader on the third floor of Central Library.

To reserve the microfilm reader in advance, please call 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.