Computers & Technology

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Desktop computers

Library computers with Internet access are available at all library locations. Stations are offered on a first come, first served basis. Guests who do not have an APL card may request a guest pass, which is valid for a 60 minute session. Additional guest passes may be requested when the previous pass has expired. Patrons who sign in with an APL card receive additional time. You can sign up for a reservation in the library using a reservation terminal, or ask for help at a desk. 


To checkout a laptop or tablet you must have a verified APL card with fines less than $25. Laptops and tablets are for in-library use only. Only 1 laptop or tablet can be checked out per library card at one time. Laptops and tablets will not be checked out less than 30 minutes before closing, and must be returned 15 minutes before closing.

Laptops are available at all APL libraries. You must be 18+ years old to check out a laptop. You may be asked to present a picture ID.

iPads are available at Mountain View, Muldoon and Loussac. You must be 18+ years old and know your library card PIN to check out an iPad.

Chromebooks are available at all APL libraries. You must be 12+ years old to check out a Chromebook.


All APL locations are Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can use your own technology and devices to use the Internet as well.

Visit the Alaska Internet Circle of Safety, with tips for kids.

Technology Help Books

Stuck on a tech problem? Want to learn how to get more use out of your devices? These books will help!

Technology Help Books