Computers & Technology

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The DOT Kiosk is no longer available. You can set up an appointment to renew in-person or you may be able to renew online. Check the Iowa DOT website for requirements.


Computers with internet access and a variety of software applications are available on the second floor. Use your ICPL card for at least 4 hours of computer use per day.

Visitor passes are available from staff on the second floor.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10

Internet Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

Office Software

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2019 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and Outlook)
  • OpenOffice
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • PDF Creator


  • MS Paint
  • IrfanView
  • GIMP

Media Players/Viewers

  • Roxio MyDVD
  • VLC
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • Audacity

Other Applications and Utilities

  • Google Earth
  • OverDrive Media Console
  • Notepad++
  • Java 8
  • ImgBurn

DML options

More software options in the Digital Media Lab

Printing & Copying

Self-service printing and copying are available on the second floor.

For remote printing needs, send as an attachment to and we’ll notify you when they are ready for pickup.

  • Black and white for 10¢ per page
  • Color for 50¢ per page

More printing options in the Digital Media Lab


Public Internet Station Scanners

Three computers are equipped with Canon F910111 flatbed scanners which can scan at 1200 x 2400dpi resolution. It also has multi-photo mode which allows you to create individual automatically cropped files from a single scan pass of up to 10 separate photos, business cards, or other originals.

Express Scanner Station

Quickly scan a document and send it via email, save it to a flash drive, upload it to online storage, or send to the black and white or color printer. Can accommodate photographs or documents up to 11 x 17 inches and is located on the second floor near the copy machine.

Archival Scanner

The Epson Expression is a large-format flatbed scanner which can scan photographs or documents up to 12 x 17 inches, at up to 2,400 x 4,800 optical resolution, and with a simple attachment can be converted to view or scan negatives and slides. Great for artists, archivists, and others who need high resolution and size options.


Outgoing domestic faxing is available with help from staff on the second floor. The first five pages are free, $1 for each additional page.


Wifi is available throughout the building. Our wifi name is Iowa-City-Public-Library. No password is required.


Laptops, DVD players, and iPads are available for use inside the Library.

Laptops for adults can be checked out at the second floor Page Station.

DVD players can be checked out at the Page Station on the second floor or the Help Desk on the first floor with your library card or government issued ID.

iPads for children (6th grade and under) can be checked out at the Children's Desk on the first floor with your library card.

More equipment options in the Digital Media Lab

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