Computers & Technology

The libraries in Hillsborough and Carrboro make it easy to check email, watch a short video, search the internet, and get work done. We have public computers and high speed public wifi at both locations; no library account is required. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

At this time, using COVID-19 safety protocols, we:

  • Sanitize computer areas daily
  • Require social distance between computer users 
  • Offer complimentary sanitizing wipes to clean mouse and desktop surfaces

We are not able to:

  • Provide staff assistance to customers in the computer areas. If you anticipate needing assistance while using our computers, we suggest you bring a "computer buddy" with you to the library  
  • Lend iPads or laptops for use while in the building
  • Offer computer use in our Youth Services area at the Main Library in Hillsborough


At Each Library Location, We Offer

Computers and Software

  • Desktop computers for hour-long use and for 15-minute express tasks. If no one is waiting to use a computer, you may extend your use beyond the 1-hour limit
  • The following software on all desktops
    • Ancestry (library edition)
    • Microsoft Office 201X - Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Publisher

Free Wifi 

  • Hillsborough. OC_Public_WiFi; no password 
  • Carrboro. tocwireless.net; no password


Print | Scan | Copy | Fax Service

  • Print. While at the library, you may print from your laptop or other device, or our public computers. If you would like to order a print job from home or work, you can do that, too. Click here to access our print portal. We offer 10 free pages/month for all library account holders. Thereafter, we charge:
    • $.15/page for black and white pages
    • $.25/page for color pages
  • Scan. Hillsborough only. (Not available at this time)
  • Copy. $.15 black and white (letter, legal and ledger size)
  • Fax. $1/page to send and $.50/page to receive

Click here to find about out the accessible technology we have at the libraries in Hillsborough and Carrboro.