Computers and Internet Access

Access to Public Computers

All Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches have at least one Public Access Computer connected to the Internet. These can be reserved by patrons for research or browsing use (see our Internet Policy for more information).

Express Computers

Express computers are available at Central, Calvin Park, Kingscourt, Isabel Turner and Pittsburgh. These computers are connected to the Internet and intended for patrons who only need a computer for shorter periods of time.

Booking Computer Time

You can book a computer at the circulation desk of your branch, over the phone, or by using the self-booking system. You can also book a computer from home with our PC Reservation service.

To book computer time, you will need your 14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN. See our Internet Policy for more details.

French Computers

We have French computers at our Central, Calvin Park and Pittsburgh Branches. These computers have French keyboards, and their software is also in French. You are welcome to surf the Web or create documents in the language of your choice.

Games

As part of the interactive media features, the children's departments at Calvin Park, Isabel Turner and Central provide access to games on designated computers.

Can I bring my own disks (CD, DVD, flash drive, memory card, floppy disk)?

All of our computers are able to read CDs, DVDs, and have USB ports able to read flash drives. We can also provide drives that will be able to read older, 3½-inch floppy disks. Floppy disks may also be available for purchase at the reference desk for $2.00 and flash drives for $8.00.

How do I get a set of headphones?

Many of our branches have headphones available for use with the computers in the children's department.

For all adult computers, you will need to bring your own headphones. The adaptor will accommodate a standard mini-headphone jack.