All Anne Arundel County Public Library locations will be closed Friday, October 25 -- for a General Staff Meeting.

Computers & More: Technology Services

Computers are available at all library locations. You may use a computer at no cost for one hour at a time. If no computer is available, a wait list may form.

All public library computers offer Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint, as well as Internet access.

Computer and Internet Policy

Did you know that you can check out library materials using your phone? Try AACPL Checkout, a mobile app that lets you borrow library materials from one of our 16 library locations using your phone or tablet.

AACPL Checkout App Instructions

Self-service kiosks are available at most library locations to copy, print, scan, and fax.

  • Printing or photocopying costs $.20 per page for black-and-white or $1.00 per page for color.
  • Faxes may be transmitted only within the United States at a cost of $1.00 per page plus a connection fee of $1.00 per transmission. The Library cannot accept incoming faxes.
  • Scanning is available at no cost.

Printing Policy

3D printing service is available at the Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton and Maryland City at Russett locations for $.25 per gram. Get started here.

3D Printing Services Policy

All public library computers are equipped with Windows Narrator screen reader software, and Windows Magnifier text-enlarging software.

ADA Accessible Workstations are available at our Eastport-Annapolis Neck and Edgewater locations.

More Information and Options

  • is an online education service that can help you learn technology, creative, and business skills that will help you achieve your goals.
  • Rosetta Stone Library Solution is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.
  • Brainfuse offers online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. These services include: live tutoring, skills building, and much more.
  • Safari Books offers eBooks on technical topics from a range of publishers including programming, certification training, and specific software applications.

Thanks to a generous donation to the Library Foundation, the library will be piloting a wifi hotspot lending program at our Eastport-Annapolis Neck location. A wifi hotspot is a small device that allows you to connect your computer/phone/Roku, etc. to the internet.

More Information

Wireless printing is available to all users by setting up a free account with SmartAlec.

Send a file to the library from your computer at home or print directly from your laptop or mobile device while in the library (printing fees).

Wireless Printing Instructions