Computers & Printing

Our buildings are open with restrictions and occupancy limits. Learn more about services offered during Step 3.


Computers at both branches are available to library cardholders for up to 60 minutes each day. Our public computers have Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel. 

All computers have assistive technology to help patrons use our computers. This includes the Morphic Toolbar, HelperBird Dyslexia Software, OpenDyslexic font, NVDA screen reader and large print keyboards.
See the Accessible Services page on this website for more details or our Assistive Technology at BPL how-to guide.

Internet Guest Cards are available for those that only want to use our public computers but don't have a library card. All users must agree to the terms of our Public Internet and Computer Use Policy.


Wi-Fi is available for free throughout and around our buildings during open hours! There is no password – just connect to the Barrie Public Library network and accept the user agreement.

Photocopying, Printing & Scanning

Photocopying and printing is available in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page.

Scanning to email is also available at both locations.

Wireless & Remote Printing

Print from your own device, within the library or remotely. Printing is available in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page.

How it works:

  1. What do you want to print?
    Find one or more files on your computer or device that you want to print. 

  2. Where do you want to print it?
    Choose a library branch by clicking a link below and following the on-screen instructions. This is where the print job is sent.

    Go to the Downtown Web Portal

    Go to the Painswick Web Portal

  3. How do you want to print it?
    Select number of copies, page range, black and white or colour and other settings.
    The item waits in the library's printing system without being printed

  4. Go get your prints!
    Once your file is uploaded, go to the chosen library branch within 2 days to print the file from a print kiosk. Staff can help you with this process.
    After 2 days, print jobs are automatically deleted from the system.

For how-to guides covering all devices, visit the Wireless and Remote Printing page

Need help?

Learn more with detailed a printable guidestutorials and video walkthroughs at our Digital Library Academy. You can also call us at 705-728-1010 or email and our staff will be happy to help.