Tech Onsite

Reserve a desktop computer, check out a laptop, utilize our new assistive technology station — even transfer video and scan microfiche with our array of tech stations. There's so much you can do at JCPL!

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No charge, no password, no library card required.

Technology from JCPL

Find information for all your business and technology needs. From printing and onsite library technology to technology you can check out and use from home.


Use your JCPL card to reserve a computer at Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Conifer, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Standley Lake and Wheat Ridge. Please be prompt when you schedule a reservation; unused reservations expire five minutes after your scheduled start time.

All adult public computers come loaded with:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2020 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher)
  • Internet browsers (Chrome, Edge and Firefox)
  • Adobe Reader
  • VLC Media Player

No public computers have internal floppy drives or CD/DVD drives, but external USB CD/DVD drives are available for in-library use at all locations.

Photo & Video Editing and Conversion Stations

Available at Belmar, Columbine, Lakewood and Standley Lake Libraries. Equipment includes:

  • VHS to DVD converter
  • Photo and video editing software
  • Scanner for scanning photographs, slides and 35 mm film

Assistive Technology & Digitization Workstation

Available at Belmar Library. Reserve online. This station includes a large-print keyboard, 27-inch monitor, trackball mouse and a motorized adjustable table for wheelchair access.

Available assistive software includes:

  • Screen magnification
  • Text-to-speech
  • Speech recognition
  • Reading assistance
  • American Sign Language interpretation

The station also includes access to VHS to DVD conversion, photo and video editing software, slideshow creation and photo scanning.

In-Library Laptops

Available for patrons aged 12 and older at Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Golden, Edgewater, Evergreen, Lakewood and Standley Lake. Users must have a JCPL card in good standing and present a photo ID to use laptops. Teens 12 - 17 years old require a contract signed by their parent or guardian.

Microfilm / Microfiche Readers

Available at Lakewood Library. Readers can crop, print, email and save to a flash drive.

Getting Started

Get a library card and access all of the great online resources JCPL has to offer.


  • Each of our libraries has public computers with internet and Microsoft Office. You can reserve a computer, opens a new window with a valid library card.

  • Yes, all of our libraries offer Wi-Fi. Connect to the “JCPL Public” network for free.

  • Yes, printing is available from all JCPL computers, and from your own laptop by using instructions available here. Printing and copying costs: color is $0.25 per page; black and white is $0.10 per page.

    Every library also has a copy machine that scans and faxes. Scanning and faxing are free. 

  • We have Wi-Fi hotspots and Chromebooks available for Jefferson County residents to check out and take home. Hotspots check out for 7 days, and Chromebooks check out for 60 days. We also have laptops that can be reserved and used in the library at Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Golden, Edgewater, Evergreen and Lakewood.

  • Two microfilm readers are available at the Lakewood Library. The machines can crop, print, email and save to a flash drive.

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