Reserve a Computer
Look up or cancel a reservation.
Or visit a CPL location to make a reservation in person.
Computers are available from the time a location opens until 30 minutes before the location closes.
Printing at CPL
Visit any CPL location to print a document. You can use a library computer or print from your own device.
Please note, printing at all CPL locations ends 15 minutes before closing.
- $.15 per sheet for 1-sided prints
- $.25 per sheet for 2-sided prints
The first $1.50 in printing is free. Color printing is not available.
Print from Your Phone or Computer
You can send documents to any CPL location from your own phone or computer. To get started, select a pickup location below. You will receive a confirmation once you’ve sent your documents.
Computer & Printer FAQ
Due to demand, we’re unable to increase the limits on checkouts and holds. Checkout and holds limits are:
- 15 checkouts
- 12 holds
- 8 checkouts per month
You can hang out, mess around and geek out. All YOUmedia locations have laptops, cameras, music and gaming equipment, and some YOUmedia locations have 3D printers, vinyl cutters and more. It's an open environment where you choose what you want to do and skilled library staff provide coaching and assistance. And of course there are books, too!
You may have up to 12 "not ready" or "paused" holds on physical materials. This does not include hold requests that are "in transit" or "ready for pickup."
You may have up to 12 holds on OverDrive titles in addition to any holds you have on physical materials.
City of Chicago EZ Pay Stations are available at several CPL locations during regular library hours. View the EZ Pay Stations map.
You can pay the following at EZ Pay Stations:
- Administration Notice of Ordinance Violations
- Parking/Speed/Red-Light Tickets
- Permits and Taxes
- Utility Bill
The pay stations accept cash, credit cards, debit cards and personal checks. EZ Pay Stations do not give change for cash transactions.
You may choose notification by email or by phone (local numbers only).
We’ll email you when you have physical items ready to pick up or overdue.
We’ll also send a reminder two days before your physical items are due. If possible, we’ll renew these items for you for a full lending period plus two additional days.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to assist delivery of notifications.
We’ll call you when you have physical items ready to pick up or overdue.
Due date reminders are not available by phone, but you can opt to have these sent by email and still receive other notifications by phone. To opt in, add an email address to your account.
We can only call local numbers. Accepted local area codes are 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 464, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847 and 872.