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Computers and Printing

We believe in the internet as an essential source of information to complement traditional library collections. As such, the Haliburton County Public Library offers you several options for internet and computer access. Please see our Internet Services Policy for more information.

Wireless Internet

All of our library branch locations have wireless internet. It is available free of charge and you do not need to be a member of the library to access it. The connection strength varies but many patrons are able to access it 24/7 from anywhere on library grounds (on the patio, in the parking lot, etc.)

To connect, simply visit your network connections and "connect to a network." Click on the network that corresponds with the library branch in close proximity. For example, Minden branch's network is called "HCPL Free WiFi-Minden." Upon connecting to the network, you will either be prompted to sign in, or a web browser window will automatically open on your device. You must check the box agreeing to the terms and conditions in this window every time you wish to connect. Please note that these are unsecured networks.

Public Access Computers

Our library branches also have public access computers that can be used for surfing the internet, checking your email, word processing, etc. These computers are accessed on a first come, first served basis. You do not have to be a library member to take advantage of this service. If there is a queue, you will be restricted to thirty minutes and must vacate the computer upon staff request.

Printing, Copying and Scanning

The cost for printing is by donation for any print job up to 25 pages. For printing or copying jobs greater than 25 pages, the cost is $0.15 per page. Scanning is free. 

The Cardiff, Dysart, Gooderham, Minden Hills, Stanhope, and Wilberforce branches offer colour printing, photocopying and scanning.

The Highland Grove branch offers black and white printing only.

We do not offer wireless printing at any Haliburton County Public Library branches. Please bring your documents on a USB drive or plan to access them using a web-based service on one of our public computers.