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To maintain the safety of our patrons and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on May 10, 2021 select Brooklyn Public Library locations will offer computer appointments for in-branch computer sessions and Outdoor Laptop Loan. These services will be available to patrons with an active Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) library card or eCard. Computer users will only be allowed a total of two sessions per day for up to 30 minutes long.

Note: Due to sudden closures or inclement weather, please call the branch on the day of your scheduled appointment or visit the branch website to confirm the hours of service for the day. 

View Locations offering Computer Reservations

Visit the TechKnowledge page to learn more about our technology services and programs.

Click Here to learn more regarding how to schedule a Computer Appointment 

Click Here to learn more regarding Outdoor Laptop Loan


What do you need to do when scheduling a Computer Appointment?

To schedule a computer appointment you just need to call or visit a participating location (Central Library is not offering phone appointments, please visit to make a reservation).

You can find a list of participating locations here.

Before scheduling an appointment to use a computer, please have your active library card ready. 

Scheduling an appointment by phone:

  • If you wish to make an appointment, call a participating branch and staff will assist you.
  • Appointments must be scheduled in advance.
  • You may schedule only one appointment at a time. 
  • You will need an active library card or eCard in order to schedule an appointment.

Scheduling an appointment in person:

  • If you wish to schedule an appointment in person, visit a participating location and approach the Customer Service desk where staff will assist you.
  • You may schedule only one appointment at a time.
  • You will need an active library card or eCard in order to schedule an appointment.
  • The use of an available computer without a prior reservation will not be permitted.

Logging in to the computer:

  • You may only log in to your assigned computer at the start of your scheduled appointment time. From the time an appointment starts, you have 10 minutes to log in before the reservation is canceled.
  • You will need your library card or eCard number and pin to log in.
  • Computer sessions are up to 30 minutes long. There are no extensions allowed.
  • All sessions end 15 minutes before closing time.
  • If you need help, check the quick guides available at the branch. If you cannot find your answer in the quick guide, you may ask a staff.  Additionally, a link to BPL's virtual chat help service is available on every PC desktop. 
  • While staff assists you at a computer, you must keep a safe social distance.
  • Please follow all posted signs and instructions from staff when using the public computers.

 

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