Computers and Technology


Computer & Technology

The Columbia Heights Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All programs through April 30 have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our website will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


  • 22 computers open for use in the library.
  • Sign-up at any available computer.
  • Up to four hours a day of time on the computers as long there are open computers for other patrons.
  • Internet access, Microsoft Word 2016, Power Point 2016, and Excel 2016 available on all computers.
  • A valid library card and PIN number are required to use the Internet browsers at the library. We also have guest passes available for those who are unable to sign up for a library card. Please see staff regarding library card questions.
  • 10 cents per page for black and white printing (coins or bills only)
  • 50 cents per page for color printing (coins or bills only)
  • You need your library card number to get your documents
  • see staff for assistance
  • 10 cents per page for black and white copying (coins or bills only)
  • 50 cents per page for color copying (coins or bills only)
  • scanning to email or flash drive for free
  • see staff for assistance
Free Wireless Access
  • The Columbia Heights Public Library provides free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) on site.
  • Feel free to bring in your laptop and battery charger to use the Wi-Fi while you are browsing the library. There is no time limit on use of the Wi-Fi.
  • The Wi-Fi is not connected to a printer.
  • The network name is City Public and there is no password needed.
Microfilm Reader
  • A microfilm reader is available for use in our History Room.
  • Printing and saving to a flash drive from the microfilm reader are available.
  • Please ask staff at the circulation desk for assistance.
  • The newspapers available on microfilm include:

    1. Columbia Heights Record - December 8, 1939 - June 26, 1968
    2. Columbia Heights Sun - July 3, 1968 - July 30, 1984
    3. Columbia Heights Sun / Focus - August 6, 1984 - June 30, 2005
    4. Minneapolis Tribune - January 1, 1971 - January 31, 1982
    5. Minneapolis Star Tribune - February 1, 1982 - December 31, 2003