Computer Access & Printing

Computer Access

Computers are available to use during the Library’s open hours:

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 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 limited to two hours per person each day.
  • Wifi access is filtered.
  • To protect our youngest residents, we encourage you to wear a mask when visiting the library.
Printing

Printing is available from any Boise Public Library computer. Library cardholders can print up to 3 pages a day at no cost. Additional pages are 10 cents each.

You can also print from your own device, 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

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

How long can I use a computer?
Computer use is limited to two hours per person each day.

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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