Use A Computer

Public computers are available at all seven branches.  

Computer Access

Any cardholder can use a public computer for up to 3 hours per day. Computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

If you do not have your library card with you, you can get a free visitor pass–just ask.

Prior to using a public computer at the Albany Public Library, please review our Internet Use policy.


All public computers are equipped with the following applications:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Letter Chase Typing Tutor


The first 3 pages are free. Additional pages are $0.10 per page for black-and-white, $0.15 per page for color.


Headphones are usually available for listening to audio while using a public computer, or you may use your own.

Flash Drives

Any files that are saved to the desktops of our public computers will be deleted, so save your work to an external drive or email it to yourself. We have 8 GB flash drives for sale for $6.00 at all branches.