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Ministry AcknowledgmentPC Reservation

Computer users in Aylmer, Dutton, Straffordville and Port Stanley can use PC Reservation software to book a computer session. If no one is waiting, step on up to a PC to check availability. If all computers are in use, you can make a reservation at the self-reservation station (except Straffordville), or book with staff at the circulation desk.

This software has been purchased with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism & Culture as part of the 2011 Capacity Building Grant program administered by Southern Ontario Library Service.

Public computers and wireless internet access are available for use at all branch locations. If you have any questions about how to search our catalogue or use one of our electronic databases, please ask staff.

Public Access computers provide free access to the internet and software programs including Microsoft Word. You must bring your library card and sign in to use a computer on each visit. Files can be saved to disk or USB drive.

The following fees apply to printing and storage media:
Black and White Printing: $0.25 per page
Colour Printing: $0.60 per page
CDs: $2.50 each

In addition to printing, scanning and faxing are also available.

Free computer training @ your library!

Elgin County Library has eight youth interns in place until March 31, 2013. Call any Elgin County Library branch to book an information session. The CAP Youth Workers are here to help you develop computer skills and use the Internet and the many software programs available through Elgin County Library. Some of the most popular lesson topics include searching on the Internet, creating and using an e-mail account, and using programs in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Watch for posters advertising Cyber-Camps for children and adults. Sign up for one of these interactive group sessions on various themes and topics.

The CAP Youth Workers are available to speak to your community or business group on the services provided by the CAP sites. Call the library to book a speaker.



Port Stanley/Shedden


Straffordville/ Port Burwell

519.866.3584/ 519.874.4754







West Lorne

 See the attached PDF file for a complete list of CAP sites in Ontario.

Elgin County Library acknowledges the generous funding support of Industry Canada, which enables us to hire CAP youth workers and provide free computer training to the public.

The Community Access Program, otherwise known as CAP, is a Government of Canada Initiative, administered by Industry Canada that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the internet and the skills they need to use it effectively. The CAP Youth Initiative is a program to hire youth aged 15-30 to work as interns at CAP Centers throughout Canada, helping individuals, community organizations and small businesses improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and other related information technologies.

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