Computers & WiFi

The library has three public access computers available. The number of computers has been reduced to meet social distancing needs. Computer use is limited to one hour per user per day. One “Express” machine is available for 15-minute sessions. The “Express” workstation is equipped with accessibility features for users with disabilities. Please bring your library card to access the public computers. If you do not have a library card, come to the circulation desk and we will provide you with details for a guest login.

Each computer runs Windows and has word processing software. Access to Ancestry LE is available on each computer.

The library has added a laptop bar, with seating for three. Bring your laptop or tablet to work from this space, with access to plugs and WiFi.

Free WiFi is available at the library. No password is required to connect.

Please read our Internet Services Policy for further information.

Printing, scanning, and photocopying

The library provides printing and photocopying services to library users at a cost of $0.25/printed black and white page, and $1.00 for colour. Please pay at the circulation desk.

The library can also scan documents to your email address or to a USB key. There is no charge for this service.

The library will not send scans to third party emails, as there is a risk that these scans can get overlooked or misplaced. By sending it to your personal email, you can ensure that you will have a copy of that scanned document.

Room rentals

We are not currently taking reservations for the Barbara Walsh Room. 

The room is approximately 18 by 25 feet, and features a sink, projector (available upon request) and screen, a separate entrance accessible by ramp, and access to a universal washroom. Room rentals include the use of tables and chairs.

Proof of vaccination will be required for any meetings being held in the Barbara Walsh room. Obtaining proof of vaccination will be the responsibility of the individual who rents the room.

Details for renting the room can be found in our Barbara Walsh Room Usage Policy. All renters will be asked to fill out a Rental Contract / Waiver.

Genealogy and local history

The library Genealogy room houses the local history collection and features a microfilm reader, computer, and printer. Users must sign in at the circulation desk, and must have a piece of ID. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact the library at 613-257-2702 to reserve time in the Genealogy room.

The Genealogy Room has access to Carleton Place newspapers dating back to 1855 available on microfilm.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available on all library computers.

Services for patrons with disabilities

Physical Accessibility
  • Carleton Place Public Library is all one level and features a ramp for front door access.
  • The Barbara Walsh Room is accessible by ramp.
  • Service desk features a section that is accessible to patrons in a scooter or wheelchair.
  • Clearance between stacks and furniture is enough to accommodate a wheelchair or scooter.
  • Universal washroom for public use.
  • Bookdrop is at an accessible height and is operable using one hand.
Homebound Delivery Service

Home delivery service is available to residents of the Carleton Place and Beckwith area who are unable to make it to the library.

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Accessible Collections

The library offers materials in a variety of formats to meet the accessibility needs of library users.  The library currently offers material in large print,  audio, and digital formats to assist users with visual impairments.

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