Technology

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

Free wifi is available at all library locations through Wireless Mississauga. You can use your library card to book a computer at any library location.

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 (at this time: BurnhamthorpeCourtneypark and Malton). Contact the location for availability and for more information on how you can use the printer.

From mid December to mid January new printers and a new printer payment system will be installed at all locations.

Updates include:

  • Colour printers at all locations
  • Scanning and copying at all locations
  • New paper size 11 x 17 (ledger)
  • Remote printing

3D printers are available at Burnhamthorpe LibraryCourtneypark LibraryErin Meadows LibraryMalton LibraryMeadowvale LibrarySheridan Library and South Common Library. To request a print job or for more information call or visit one of the 3D Printer locations or email support.library@mississauga.ca.

Watch this online tutorial to help you get started.
If emailing your print job please provide:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Library card number (if you do not have one, register for a virtual card)
  • Pick up location (see 3D printer locations above)
  • Your print file (.stl 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. Some locations now have Chromebooks available for use in library.

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.

Borrow a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitor to measure indoor air quality. Knowing the CO2 levels can help you take steps to improve ventilation and lower the risk of airborne infections.

These devices are not carbon monoxide detectors and are not life safety devices.

To learn more, download the CO2 Monitoring for Indoor Air Quality factsheet.

Borrow a CO2 Monitor

Accessible public 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 all locations with the exception of Cooksville Library and Port Credit Arena Memorial Pop Up Library by customers who have a visual, physical or print disability.

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.

Available at most locations. Light therapy aims to copy outdoor light and reduces the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorders. Ask your health provider if light therapy is a good option for you.