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BPL is more than just books! Our system of 60 neighborhood libraries offers a host of technology to help you meet your learning goals. Technology access is free, but does require a library card (unless otherwise noted).

Computers

Library computers are available at select branches as part of BPL's reopening plan. Learn more about reserving a computer, here.

Each BPL branch offers desktop computers equipped with internet access and basic Microsoft software, as well as special access to select learning resources only available at the library. Sessions are limited to 30-minutes.

Information Commons

Central Library’s Info Commons offers Mac and PC work stations with the latest design and multimedia production software. Explore the Info Commons.

Bushwick Learning Lab, Powered by Spectrum

This service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

In addition to standard public computers, Bushwick Library offers a high-tech Learning Lab on its lower level, with state-of-the-art laptop computers and special programming. Learn more.

Printing, copying and scanning

Printing is available at select BPL branches. See a full list of libraries offering limited access and printing services. These locations are equipped with printers available for patron use.  Black and white prints/copies are $0.10 per side, and color prints/copies are $0.50 per side.

Print on demand

You can send your print jobs to any BPL library printer from your home computer or phone up to 24 hours in advance. Learn how to send print jobs in advance.

Branch Wi-Fi

Brooklyn Public Library provides free wireless Internet access to library users with appropriately equipped and configured laptop computers. Wireless Internet access is available at the Central Library and all branch libraries. Network name: BPLUNWIRED. Get detailed information on how to connect here.

In 2020, BPL expanded Wi-Fi beyond the branches with the launch of BKLYN Reach. Bklyn Reach is a service at select branches that extends our outdoor wireless internet signal to reach up to 300 feet, in all directions, even into nearby homes and businesses. Learn more and see a full list of branches, here. 

Laptops

In-branch laptop loan use is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Outdoor laptop loans are available to adults (ages 17+) and young adults (ages 13-17). Learn more about the program.

Library HotSpot

This service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

BPL partners with the NYC Department of Education to loan mobile wifi devices to families without high-speed Internet access at home. Learn about the program and see if you qualify.

View our Technology Use Policy.

 

 

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