Answered By: Maggie Bond
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2018     Views: 462

You may use a computer at any branch of the Austin Public Library to use the internet and Microsoft Office 2010 products.

The Austin Public Library is transitioning to a new computer management system, so there are currently two systems. 

When using the new system, you have a few options: 

  1. Use an Austin Public Library Card number to access the computers. 
  2. Ask for a paper guest pass from staff. The pass is good for the day. 
  3. Ask staff to create a Computer Account. We will ask for a photo ID and then give you computer account number to use. This is helpful if you do not have a library card but want to use the library computers regularly. 


At all other locations: 

  • Create an account by showing a photo ID or Library Card to Library staff. They will create your account (a one-time process), which you can use at any Austin Public Library location except those listed above. 


At most locations, you can sign on for 30 minutes at a time. If all computers are taken, you can make a reservation for that day. Reservations must be made in person. 

Find more details at the Public Computers and Internet Access page, including a full list of available software and information about printing, scanning, copying and more.