Computer Access & Printing

Computer Access

Computer Access is walk-in only and is available during the following hours:

Main Library (Hayes Auditorium) and Library! at Hillcrest

  • Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Library! at Cole & Ustick

  • Monday - Friday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Library! at Bown Crossing and Library! at Collister

  • Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Library cards are encouraged for computer access. If you do not have an active library card, a guest pass will be available.

What to Expect
  • Computer use is strictly limited to one hour, once per day.
  • Wifi access is filtered.
  • Face coverings are required and must be worn at all times.
  • Gloves are available upon request.
  • Equipment is cleaned between each user.
Printing

Printing is available from any Boise Public Library computer. Library cardholders can print up to 10 pages a day at no cost. Additional pages are 10 cents each.

You can also print from your own device during computer access hours, and at the Main Library, curbside pickup of print jobs is available. Learn more about our mobile printing options here.

Applications

All computers at the Library have the following applications available for use: 

  • Browsers:  Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access
  • Microsoft Games: Chess, FreeCell, Hearts, Backgammon, Spades, Mahjong, Minesweeper, Purple Place, Solitaire
  • Microsoft Tools: Calculator, Notepad, Pain, Snipping Tool, Wordpad, VLC Media Player
Accessibility 

All computers at the Library are set up with the following accessibility tools: 

  • NVDA (NonVisdual Desktop Access) allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications. - User Guide
  • Microsoft Narrator reads aloud the text on your PC screen - Getting Started
  • Microsoft Magnifier makes part or all of your screen bigger so you can see words and images better - Getting Started
FAQ

How will I enter the building for computer access? 
At each location, there is a designated entrance for computer access. There is signage to indicate which entrance to use as you may have to walk around the side or toward the back of a building.

Can I use a copier or scanner?
Copiers and scanners are available for use during computer access hours.

How long can I use a computer?
Customers can have one session per day, capped at one hour.

Will protective equipment be provided?
Yes, for those who don't have their own protective equipment, a mask will be provided free of charge. Gloves will be provided upon request.

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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