Computer use by appointment
As part of its phased reopening plan, Hennepin County Library is offering patron access to library computers. Calling ahead to make an appointment will help ensure a computer is available for your visit, but many Grab and Go locations can accommodate same-day visitors with instant appointments as space allows.
Appointments are required at four locations.
Computer space is limited to encourage social distancing. If a library meets its capacity limit, patrons may be asked to wait outside until other patrons have departed. Library staff will be on-site to provide additional guidance to help make your visit successful.
Computer use is available at the following libraries:
All visitors to Hennepin County buildings are required to wear face coverings. Please review Hennepin County’s COVID-19 safety rules and protocols in preparation for your visit.
Keep watch for additional locations as we continue to reintroduce services across Hennepin County. Please note: Franklin, Hopkins, North Regional temporary space, and Sumner locations are providing computer use by appointment only. All other locations also provide Grab and Go service.
How to book a computer
- Call a library offering computer use to make an appointment.
- If you are visiting a library offering computer use only, the front door may be locked, but staff will be ready to let you in at your appointment time.
Same-day appointments may be available at some locations, including instant appointments. Call your library to confirm availability.
Note: Libraries offering computer use will begin accepting appointments on the day they open. Please wait until your location has opened before calling.
Available software and services
- Desktop computers with internet, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and other software.
- Printers are available.
- Scanners and photocopiers are not always available.