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Types of Computers and Accessories
All 16 London Public Library locations have filtered and unfiltered computers for your free use. Signs on the computers designate the functions possible for that particular workstation.
You can choose a machine based on your needs.
Each location has one machine which is bookable. Book a computer online.
Internet Express Station *
Staff-Assisted Research Station
Library Service Station
IBM Homework Station
(Available at select locations)
About Reserving a Computer
Public computer stations are available at all locations for the public’s use to provide access to a variety of software and electronic services. To assist with timely access to machines, we offer a Reservation system which will allow individuals to reserve a machine in adance of their visit at a location in person, online, or over the telephone. Reserveable machines are labeled both in the reservation system and on the computer's monitor.
The intention is that the system will be self-serve; however, we will offer staff assistance, if requested.
The library sells:
USB Flash Drive $6
Head Phones $1
You can borrow these with a library card:
We have introductory courses for using a computer, the internet, setting up and email account and social media. If you've taken one of these courses, please give us computer course feedback.
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Computer Use Guidelines
1. Computers are available during hours when Library facilities are open, subject to periodic maintenance. The Library reserves the right to dedicate computers for specific purposes and to enforce time limits on use. Computer use ends 5 minutes before Library closing.
2. A valid London Public Library borrower’s card is needed to access many computers. Patrons must use their own card to reserve or access these computers. Patrons may be asked by staff to show their cards or additional identification.
3. Users may not remove or adjust privacy devices from computer workstations.
4. Users are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers to use these workstations. Staff can provide information on training, tutorials and other resources for beginners.
5. Users may share a computer provided this is not disruptive to other patrons.
6. Only Library installed and supported software may be used on computers.
7. Uploading from and downloading to portable storage devices is available at some workstations. Patrons are responsible for protecting their personal data and ensuring the proper operation of their devices. The Library is not responsible for loss of data or damage to personal equipment resulting from the use of Library computers.
8. Users may borrow Computer accessories for set loan periods for use in the Library. Failure to return these items in good condition will result in items being billed to the borrower’s account.
9. Headphones must be worn when using computer audio.
10. Copy cards are needed for printing. Upon special request, printing by staff may be available at an extra cost. Patrons may not use their own paper in Library printers. Printing and downloading to portable storage devices should begin 30 minutes before Library closing time. Print jobs are held in the print queue for 120 minutes.
11. Users must close all programs and Internet sites and log off before leaving the workstation at the end of their sessions.
12. Use of computer workstations is conditional upon the user’s agreement to observe London Public Library’s policies and guidelines. Failure to comply may result in loss of Library privileges, exclusion from the Library for a period of time, and prosecution.
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Website and Catalogue
All that you need to connect to this free network is a valid LPL card and PIN.
* not currently available at Glanworth
How do I use wireless Internet at the library?
Login instructions as of March 5, 2012
You are now free to browse the Internet until 5 minutes before library closing time.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the service available, and is there a time limit?
Wireless service is available during regular hours at each location until 5 minutes before closing. You may use the service for as long as the library is open.
Wireless access for visitors without a London Public Library card can often be accomodated. Talk to staff at any of our locations you visit for more information.
The Library will provide free wireless access for those attending programs or renting space in our meeting spaces. For more information, please contact our Community Outreach and Program Services office, 519-661-5122.
Is the wireless network secure?
By their very nature, public WiFi networks are not secure. Use this service at your own risk.
Is the wireless connection filtered?
No, the wireless connection is not filtered for content.
Can I access LPL online databases?
Absolutely! Online databases can be accessed from the LPL website. You will still need your valid borrower’s card to log on to the databases, just like from home. Our wifi can also be used to access and download audio and eBooks via our website.
Can I print from my wireless connection?
Unfortunately, wireless users cannot print directly to LPL printers. In order to print, please save to a portable storage device, and then use a public workstation as usual.
Who can I talk to about the wireless service?
You can talk to staff, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you come into the library, bring your library card and ask staff to help you set (or reset) you PIN.
When you come into the library, bring your library card and a piece of ID with your address and ask staff to update your card. You will need to pay off any outstanding fines.
Getting a Library Card is easy and takes just a few minutes in person at any library location. Also, there are many other useful tools, collections and services that you can take advantage of with your LPL card.
Internet Reservation is currently unavailable as we upgrade to a new reservation system to begin in late fall. Internet computers are available on a first- come, first-serve serve basis at your Library for 75 minute blocks per day. All you need is a valid London Public Library card.
For more information about computers and computer use at your library, visit All about Computers.