Each Phoenix Public Library location offers several computer workstations for use at no cost to library card holders. Public access computers may be reserved by users with a valid (non-expired) library card with a password. These computers offer Internet access, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and have USB ports for accessing and saving documents to flash drives. Fee-based printing, copying and scanning services are also available. Library customers may use a reserved PC for up to 1 hour per day at any Library location. Time may be extended if no one is waiting. Computers in the children and teen areas of the library are for use by children and teens only.
Library card holders may also reserve express computers which are available on a first come, first served basis in 15-minute increments. Express computers allow multiple sessions per day but must be surrendered at the end of a 15-minute session when others are waiting.
Every library also has catalog computers that provide access to the library's online catalog, subscription databases and event calendar. Catalog computers do not have general Internet access and are available to all customers (a library card is not required).
Visitors to the Library
Any resident of Maricopa County is eligible to get a free Phoenix Public Library card. Visitors who live outside of Maricopa County should speak to a staff member if they need to access computers while visiting.
The Library offers both black-and-white or color printing and photocopying. Charges are as follows:
- Black-and-white - 20 cents per page (10 cents per page at South Mountain Community Library)
- Color - 40 cents per page (50 cents per page at South Mountain Community Library)
Print or copy jobs may be paid with one-dollar and five-dollar bills as well as coins. Prices vary due to contractual agreements with the leasing agencies involved.
Library staff will assist you with printing or copying.