Resumption of computer use

Beginning September 8th, Shrewsbury Public Library is pleased to offer reservation based computer sessions to patrons with a C/W MARS library card in good standing. In order to use a computer, library card holders must call Shrewsbury Public Library (508-841-8609 x3) to reserve a time slot. Reservations are limited to one 60-minute session per day, no exceptions. Due to safety precautions, users are required to come alone, and library staff will only be able to provide limited, remote support.

We are also offering independent access to printing and copying services. Library staff will not be able to physically assist with printing or make change. We encourage you to bring exact change as our coin boxes only accept $1s, $5s, and coins.

Our computer stations and printing equipment will be cleaned every two hours by staff but we ask that you wipe down your station before and after your reservation as a courtesy to the next person.


Please remember:
(safety info)


  • Please observe public health standards. Sanitizing wipes are provided to wipe down stations before and after your session. Hand sanitizer is available for use.
  • Face coverings or masks are required to be worn over your nose and mouth throughout the duration of your visit.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and other patrons.
  • Computer users must supply their own earbuds; SPL is not lending any equipment or headphones at this time.
  • Only approach and use the computer and equipment for which you have an advance registration

(appointment info)

  • Computer Reservations must be made in advance. Reservations are limited to one 60-minute session per day, no exceptions
  • Computer Reservation times are available Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm, with additional evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-7pm, as well as Sunday hours from 1pm-4pm
  • The library card number used to make your registration must be used to claim your reservation at the time of your reservation. No exceptions or substitutions to library card numbers or appointment times will be accepted by the computer.
  • Only one patron is allowed per station.

(support info)

  • Library staff is available to provide limited virtual assistance during computer sessions. Computer users who are having difficulty during their computer sessions have the option to select a “Help” icon on the computer screen to begin a text-based chat with library staff who will be able to assist.
  • Do you need to sign up for a library card? Sign up for a library card online at https://shrewsburyma.gov/344/Library by selecting Library Card Registration and completing the form online. Do you have questions about this process or need a form mailed to you? Contact us by phone at: 508-841-8609 ext.3 or email: splcirc@cwmars.org for more information.

Printing:

  • $0.15 per black and white page
  • $0.30 per color page
  • Coin boxes only take $1s, $5s, and change
  • Printer is located in the YA room and may be used for both printing and photocopying

Upon entering the building from the west entrance, please follow the signs to the computer station that you reserved online. Patrons are expected to arrive on time for their reservation as reservations start on the hour and there is no option to extend reservations past the hour. To cancel or reschedule, please call 508-841-8609 ext.3.