COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts.

Libraries now open with limited services.

Technology at the library

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

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. Wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection available, the Chromebook can connect to the network. Then, users can connect to the Chromebook to access the Internet as well as other accessibility features of Chromebooks.

You can borrow the Chromebook for one week. Currently available at all library locations.

Data on the Chromebook will be erased if shut down or rebooted. Chromebooks can be checked out to Youth and Adults in good standing (overdue fines must not exceed $20.00). Replacement cost: $550. Fines will be added at a daily rate of $10 up to $50.

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

Borrow a Chromebook

Laptops

A small number of laptops are available for in-library use at Frank McKechnie Library and Woodlands Library. Please speak to a staff person for more information about borrowing a laptop.

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

Vaccine Certificate Printing

Starting September 22, all individuals visiting public spaces in Ontario may be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. To help residents that may not have access to a printer at home, Mississauga Library is providing free printing service for customers requiring a paper copy of their vaccination certificate. Customers will be able to access library computers, using their library card or a free temporary pass, to access the Government of Ontario website and print off their proof of vaccination at no cost.

If requested, and while maintaining privacy, library staff can also help customers log onto the provincial website to download their vaccination certificate. A step-by-step video guide on how to retrieve your certificate is available.

We recommend having a copy of your vaccination certificate printed before September 22.

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 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.

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.

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.