There are 17 Computer Works stations available on the main floor; each computer has Internet access and is networked to a colour laser printer. There is no fee to use the computer stations; printing is 10 cents per sheet for b&w and 20 cents per sheet for colour.

The computers are available on a first come first served basis and may not be booked in advance.

Please be aware that the computers are self-serve. WBRL staff will offer limited help with technical issues like printing or hardware issues, but we do not offer help with usage of the computers such as document writing or email issues. Patrons are advised to have standard computer literacy to use Computer Works. There are links to a Tutorial/FAQ, and websites to learn computer skills accessible directly from the desktop.

WBRL also does not offer help with patron-owned devices, other than help with logging into our public Wi-Fi.

Computer Works Usage Policy

How to use Computer Works / Computer Works FAQ (PDF)

Standard Software includes:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • USB access
  • WinWay Resume Deluxe - Resume Builder
  • Google Chrome - Web Browsing
  • Mozilla Firefox - Web Browsing
  • Adobe Reader - PDF Reader
  • VLC - Multimedia
  • Paint.Net - Photo Editing
  • Google Earth

Children’s Internet Stations

There are 4 computers in the Children’s Library loaded with children’s educational games. This service is free and is first come, first serve. Email, printing and downloading are not accessible on the Children’s Internet stations. Visit the staff at the first floor Reference Desk to get started.

Online Databases

The Library subscribes to a number of online databases. The online databases are available within the library for all patrons. Databases can be accessed from your home or office if you are a member of the Wood Buffalo Regional Library.

Internet Policy

The Internet user is responsible for all of their activity and actions, including when using any library wireless Internet access service. A breach of the library's rules and policies may result in a suspension of library privileges and exclusion from the library. The library's wireless access points are unsecured connections to the Internet. The library is not responsible for data transmitted or loss of information over the wireless network. Users should be aware that third parties may be able to obtain information about users activities when using the wireless service to connect to the Internet. The library assumes no responsibility for the security and privacy of on-line transactions.

In accordance with the library’s policy on Intellectual Freedom, the library is not responsible for monitoring the quality, accuracy or content of information found on the Internet. Library patrons should be aware that not all information sources found on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. It is prohibited to use Internet access for illegal, actionable or criminal purposes or to seek access into unauthorized areas. Infringement of copyright is prohibited.


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