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The Cambridge Public Library is well known for innovation.  In 1994, we became the first library in the world to offer free, high-speed Internet access.  Our commitment to digital resources has not wavered.  Each year, we provide over 100,000 hours of free access to the Internet.

At the new Main Library, we have over 50 computers for Internet access that are connected to printers (10 free pages per day; 15 cents each page after; black and white printing only) and over 50 more for catalog and database searching.  There are also two desktop publishing stations equipped with scanners and the latest publishing software in the Information Commons.

Also all of our branches have computers that can access the Internet and perform basic computing tasks like word processing.  All of these computers are equipped with Jaws assistive technology software that can read text to you as well as magnify text on the computer screen.

In addition, all Cambridge libraries have free, high-speed wireless access and wireless printing.

Cambridge Public Library Computer Use Policy