Worcester Free Public Library

Computer Workstations


All Worcester Public Libraries offer a variety of computer workstations to help with your computing needs:

Main Library

Offer access to the Library's Online Catalog, Subscription Databases, and other Library online resources.

  • Reserved PCs
  • Offer Internet access and common desktop applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.) as well as online databases. These machines allow you to use a floppy or USB drive for saving personal documents. Reserved PCs require a valid Worcester Public Library card to reserve a session. Two 45-minute reserved sessions per day with access for up to one and a half hours are allowed. Time may be extended if no one is waiting.

  • Express PCs
  • Offer 15 minutes of use. Express PCs offer Internet access only and do not require a Library card for access. Express PCs are for Adult and Young Adult user only.

  • Teen PCs
  • These Reserved PCs are reserved for teen use only (See Reserved PCs).

  • Children's PCs
  • The Reserved PCs in Children’s Room can be reserved for Children 12 and younger (See Reserved PCs).

    CD-ROM Computers offer CD-ROM games for children. No Library card is needed for access.

  • Stand-alone PCs
  • These are computers with CD-ROM drives for you to do genealogy and grant resources research. No Library card is needed for access.

Frances Perkins Branch Library


  • Online Catalog
  • Offer access to the Library's Online Catalog, Subscription Databases, and other Library online resources.

  • Reserved PCs
  • Offer Internet access, MS Word, and a floppy drive and a zip drive for saving personal documents. Staff at the Circulation Desk will manually reserve a PC for you. A valid Worcester Public Library card is required for reservation. Two half-hour reserved sessions per day is allowed for Internet access. Only one hour reserved session per day is allowed for word processing. Time may be extended if no one is waiting.

  • Children's PCs
  • Children's PCs offer CD-ROM games and are reserved exclusively for children use. Children's PCs do not require a Library card for access. A half-hour session can be reserved on the signup sheet. Time may be extended if no one is waiting.

Great Brook Valley Branch Library

  • Reserved PCs
  • Offer Internet access, MS Word, Magic School Bus games, and a floppy drive and a zip drive for saving personal documents. Staff at the Circulation Desk will manually reserve a PC for you. Two half-hour sessions per day are allowed to use these computers. Time may be extended if no one is waiting.

Visitors to the Library

Library staff can assist non-Worcester residents in reserving a computer workstation.

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