The Halton Hills Public Library has many kinds of computers available for use by people of all ages.

Chromebooks to Go
  • Chromebooks are available to borrow by any Halton Hills Public Library card holder for a period of three weeks.
  • Chromebooks have a suite of Google apps.
  • Lost, damaged or overdue Chromebooks have a replacement cost of $400.00.
  • Please return Chromebooks to the circulation desk, no book drop returns. 
Desktop Chromeboxes for Children
  • Children can use a desktop Chromebox in the Children's Areas of both the Acton and the Georgetown Branch.
  • Printing is not available from these computers. Please see Printing and Copying for more information, or ask a staff member for assistance.
Desktop Computers
  • You can use a desktop computer in both the Acton Branch and the Georgetown Branch. These PCs have an Internet Browser, Microsoft Office, and the Library Catalogue.
  • Printing and is available from all desktop PCs. For more information, please see Printing and Copying.
  • Users need a library card to sign in. Visitors to the community can request a guest card.
Desktop Computers - Creativity Centre
  • Computers in the Creativity Centre have video, music and photo editing software.
  • These computers can also be used to transfer VHS tapes to digital formats such as digital files and DVDs, and to scan photographs and photo slides.
  • In addition, these computers have other video and graphic software such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Ancestry Family Tree Maker and Blender.
  • For more information please see Creativity Centre page.
Discovery Stations for Children
Discovery Stations are computers pre-loaded with a wide variety of educational computer games, which promote early literacy and math skills.
Gaming Laptops

These laptops are for in library use only and are pre-loaded with gaming software, including Xbox Live, Epic Games and Discord. Log into your Roblox account and play with your friends. 

  • Intel® Core™ i7-10870H, 16 GB Ram, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 512 GB SSD
  • Installed: Steam, Roblox, Discord and Minecraft. These platforms can be logged into with personal accounts (Library-provided credentials available too)
  • Patrons can install games without permissions, log into their own accounts, and party up with their friends
  • Between our subscriptions, you can access almost 1000 different games! 
  • Also available are ambidextrous gaming mice that are fully programmable with 9 buttons and DPI-shift, programmable lighting, 1 millisecond report rate, low-friction PTFE feet, and onboard memory.
iMac Pro

The iMac Pro boasts an amazing retina 5K display (14.7 million pixels). It’s for everyone from photographers, video editors, 3D animators, graphic designers, musicians, software developers, scientists, and more. The iMac Pro can turn your biggest ideas into your greatest achievement!

  • 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
  • 32GB 2666MHz ECC memory, configurable up to 256GB
  • 1TB SSD storage1
  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8GB HBM2 memory
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 27-inch Retina 5K display
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Rush, Adobe Audition, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Adobe XD, and more)

Visit the Georgetown Branch and discover the endless possibilities with our iMac Pro. 

iPad Pro to Go
  • iPad Pros are available to borrow by any Halton Hills Public Library card holder who is 18 years or older for a period of 14 days. iPad Pros must be picked up within 24 hours of email or phone notification. 
  • They are pre-loaded with Library Apps, including LinkedIn Learning, Libby, CloudLibrary, GoodReads, Hoopla and Freegal. Also included are social media, gaming and wellness Apps along with an Apple Pencil and charger.
  • Create a free Apple ID or sign-in with an existing one to download more Apps.
  • The full replacement cost will be charged after the iPad Pro is one WEEK overdue.  
  • Lost, damaged or overdue iPad Pros have a replacement cost of $750.00.
  • Lost, damaged or overdue Apple Pencils have a replacement cost of $130.00
  • Please return iPad Pros to the circulation desk, no book drop returns. 

Reserve iPad Pro to Go

Laptops and Chromebooks: In Library Use
  • Laptops and Chromebooks are available to be borrowed for use in the library. You need a library card to borrow one from any service desk.
  • Laptops and Chromebooks can be borrowed for two hours, once per day, and can be renewed for longer if needed.
  • Each laptop has Microsoft Office and each Chromebook has a suite of Google apps.
Short Story Dispenser
Come and visit one of Canada’s first Short Story Dispensers, created by French publishing house Short Édition. This unique stand-alone kiosk delivers on-the-go stories. You can choose from three categories of short stories and with the push of a button the machine will dispense a scroll with a randomly chosen story for free. The library of stories is curated by The Center for Fiction, drawing from affiliated authors, emerging writers, award winners and nominees, teachers, and students.

The three button categories include Local, Worldwide and For Kids. One button will always be dedicated to children’s stories and the other two will provide other themes throughout the year. The stories are printed on eco-friendly recyclable paper using no ink or print cartridge. 

*Short Story Dispenser will travel between branches.
Steam Deck OLED

Meet the Steam Deck OLED - the ultimate handheld gaming computer for endless hours of fun alone or with friends and family.  These powerful devices contain a Zen 2+RDNA 2 powerhouse processor, a 7.4” display, long lasting battery, and 1280 x 800 OLED resolution display. They are available for in-library use only at the Acton or Georgetown branch.  For more information, just ask at a service desk. Get ready to level up - we've got game!

When using public computers

  • All information, saved or not, is lost when a session ends. Anything saved in My Documents or on the desktop, along with your Internet search history is permanently deleted at the end of the session.
  • You must agree to the Library's Internet Access Policy to connect to the Library's Wi-Fi network.
  • Using your library card number to sign up for a computer is for time-keeping purposes only. All users who sign in remain anonymous and any information related to your session is lost when you sign out.
  • We cannot guarantee the safety of your traffic across the Library's network.