Computers & Technology

Public Computers

Each branch has public computers with access to the Internet, library catalog, information databases and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
A desktop computer can be reserved for 30 minutes with a valid Gwinnett County Public Library card and Password/PIN. A computer session can be renewed for an additional 30 minutes provided another customer is not waiting. Computers begin the shutdown process 10 minutes prior to closing. Reservations and renewals are not available during this time.
If you do not have a library card you may request the use of a limited guest pass.
TechStudio & TechStations

Go beyond basic software and utilize professional quality tools for image and video editing, design, and media creation. TechStudio is available at the Five Forks branch. TechStations are available at all branches. Learn more here.  

Teen iMacs

Each branch is being outfitted with two iMacs in the Teen area.  The iMacs are equipped with OS/X, MS Office, and the standard Apple software suite

When you connect to any of the library's networks (wired or wireless), you acknowledge that you have read, understand and consent to abide by the Library's Internet Safety Policy. 

Free Wi-Fi

Free wireless internet access is available at all library branches.
  • The library's SSID is "gwinnettlibrary" and requires no password.
  • Printing is available from most Windows and OS/X laptops. Drivers may be found at
  • The wireless network is not secure. Information may be captured by anyone with a wireless device and appropriate software. The library urges you to use caution when sending private information, especially on websites that do not use SSL encryption.
  • You will need a notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device with 802.11b/c/g/n wireless networking.
  • Library staff members are not permitted to provide technical assistance to wireless users, and the Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment, security or data files.
If you are having difficulty connecting to GCPL wireless, you may try the following:

Wireless Printing

The library offers wireless printing via Envisionware's LPT1 service. Please note, this printing service will not work on all laptops or operating systems. Install the wireless driver on your laptop: Wireless printing driver.

Printing & Photocopying

Photocopying and printing from library computers in both color and black and white is available at all library locations. Library photocopiers and printers cannot be used with your personal paper, including photo paper, labels, or cardstock.
Copy & Print Prices by Size:
8.5 x 11 (letter) 8.5 x 14 (legal) 11 x 17 (tabloid)
B&W 15¢ B&W 30¢ B&W 30¢
Color 50¢ Color $1 Color $1
You can print from your laptop in our branches. After turning on your computer and accepting the Internet Safety Policy you will be given the option to download a small printer driver for use with our Print Management system. The printer driver is deleted when you reboot your computer. At this time, the printer driver is compatible with machines running most versions of Windows or Mac OS X.
Early Literacy iPads
Every library branch provides Early Literacy iPads loaded with apps that enhance the learning experience for pre-readers and early readers. The Early Literacy iPads offer a multi-sensory tool for engaging a child in a creative, collaborative environment. Here is the list of selected apps in the branch ipads. Learn more about early literacy here.
Still have questions? AskGCPL.