Computers, iPads & Wi-Fi

Public Access Computers

Computer use is free; please get a barcode at the information desk to sign in to the children’s computers. Adult and teen computers can be signed in without a barcode. All PCs are unfiltered.

  • 11 PCs for adult and teen use
  • 1 iMac multimedia station
  • 5 PCs for children 12 and under
  • 2 preschool literacy computers
  • 1 adaptive technology station to assist those with physical or visual disabilities


  • Wireless use is free; membership is not required.

iPads @ APL!

Come on into the library and borrow an iPad for in-library use. Get comfortable and access our wireless service!

  • The iPads are for in-library use only by library members with a valid Airdrie Public Library card
  • iPads will only be available when not in use by APL library staff
  • iPads can be used for one hour. Once the hour is up the screen will go black and it will need another passcode from staff.
  • Once the hour is over, and there is no-one else on the wait list, patrons can re-sign out the iPad
  • The iPad must be returned to the circulation desk and handed directly to a staff member
  • Youth under 13 must have a parent’s signature to check out an iPad   


  • $0.20/page for black and white

  • $0.50/page for colour


  • 1-5 pages: $1.00 (rate remains the same for every increment of 5)


  • Black and white (any size): $0.20

  • Colour (any size): $0.50


1-5 pages (rate remains the same for every increment of 5);

  • Local and toll free: $1.00

  • Long distance: $1.50

  • International: $2.00

Please note that incoming faxes cannot be accepted.