Public Computers

We're excited to once again offer access to our public desktop computers inside the Library. Public computer appointments are limited to one hour per patron, per day.

Make an Appointment

  • To make an appointment, please call the Reference Desk at 617-972-6436, or click the button below to sign up online. On the booking page, enter your library card number and select “Future Booking.”

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  • Computer use is by appointment only for 1-hour sessions; these sessions cannot be extended.
  • Patrons may only reserve one appointment slot per day.
  • We ask that you leave the 9-10 AM appointment slots for seniors and other high-risk individuals.


  • Printing up to 10 pages per day during this period of limited access is free. Once you have sent all of your print jobs, please let the Reference Librarian know, and we will release the print jobs to the printer for you.

COVID-19 Protocol

  • Computers will be cleaned between patron sessions.
  • Staff members are not able to provide technical assistance at the computers.

Laptops and WI-FI Hot Spots

WFPL is now providing laptops and internet hot spots for patrons to take home for two weeks at a time. Anyone with a Watertown or Minuteman library card may borrow a laptop or a hot spot. Learn more.