Computers for Use by Cardholders

Oakland Public Library offers computers, including Internet access, for free use by our cardholders. You can have a maximum of one hour of total computer use per day.  You can find more information about the use of our public computers here.

Reserve a Computer

Adult computers at the Main Library are drop-in only - no advance reservations.

If you need assistance reserving a computer, please call the Main Library's Information Desk at 238-3134, or click here to download detailed instructions (MS Word format).

The Library also offers free wireless (wi-fi) Internet access at all our locations. There are no limits on wireless access, and a library card is not required.

All locations have black and white printing available from our networked computers for 15¢ a page. Color printing is available at 81st Avenue, Dimond, and the Main Library for 50¢ per page.

Printing

All locations have black and white printing available from our networked computers. Color printing is available at 81st Avenue, Dimond, and the Main Library.

Printing Costs

Black and white printing at all branches costs 15¢ per page. Color printing costs 50¢ per page. 

Mobile Printing

Our Mobile Printing service allows you to print to a library printer from outside the library or from your mobile device. Your print job will be available for pick up at the Main Library.

Click here to send a print job from your web browser.

To print from a mobile device, download the PrinterOn app (available in the Google Play store and the Apple app store) and search for "Oakland Public Library" when choosing a printer.

Download step-by-step instruction sheets below:

Scanning

The following locations have a self-service station for scanning documents: 81st Ave, Chavez, Eastmont, Rockridge, and the Main Library.

You are able scan documents to a USB drive, email, fax, and more. The station has a book scanner to scan individual documents and a sheet-fed scanner that quickly scans a stack of documents.

Scanning Costs

  • Scan-to-Print (Main/81st only): $0.15/page for black and white, $0.50/page for color
  • Scan-to-Fax: $0.15/page for domestic, $1.00/page for international
  • All other Scan functions: Free of charge