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Chapel Hill Public Library

A department of the Town of Chapel Hill

Computer Classes & Services

Public Computers

On the lower level of the library:

There are 15 public computers and a 20 seat computer classroom available for use downstairs.

The computers have Internet access, Windows 7 with the full suite of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access.

On the upper level of the library:

Three “express” computers are located near the main service desk. Use is limited to 15 minutes per session.

There are three Early Literacy stations, located in the Youth Services area. They were purchased with a donation from the Chapel Hill Library Foundation. The stations come equipped with 50 programs in 7 educational areas for children ranging from 2-8 years old. The stations offer children a safe, stand-alone computer, not connected to the Internet. There are also four internet stations.

There are three PC’s and one Mac in the Teen Room available for exclusive use by teens.

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons using public computers must agree to comply with conditions set out in the Library’s Internet Policy and Rules of Conduct. Children 9 and under must be directly supervised while using public computers.


Computers are connected to a central laser printer. Printing costs $.15 per page for black and white and $. 50 for color copies.


The library's public scanner resides in the lower level printer/copier alcove; basic instructions for use are above it. From the station, patrons can scan, send scans to flash drives, attach their scans to an email and send them, and print.  There is no charge to use it, and a library card is not needed to use it.

Wifi Access

Free and open wifi access is available at the library. As this access is unsecured, users should be cautious with personal and financial data.

Mobile Laptop Lab

A 24 unit mobile laptop lab is available to reserve for instructional use in the meeting rooms. Laptops can be reserved in units of 8 and come in a special cart. For more information, please stop by the Information Desk, or call us at (919) 968-2780.

Computer Classes / Workshops

In partnership with UNC University Libraries, Carrboro Cybrary and Durham Public Library we provide a series of classes/workshops. These are free and open to the public, but registration is required. CLICK HERE for more information & to see what we're offering.

You can sign up online at, or at the lower level Information Desk (stop by or call 919-968-2780).

Last updated: 20 October 2013