The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.
Computer Access

Public Internet Computer Stations

All Butte County Library branches have computers with Internet access available for public use. Agreement to the Computer and Internet policy is required.

Number of workstations by branch location: Biggs: 3; Chico: 20; Durham: 6; Gridley: 8; Oroville: 13; Paradise: 10 .

*Number of workstations available at each location will be limited according to COVID-19 guidelines. Please contact the library for latest information.


Printing Service

  • All library branches have printers/copiers available, patrons can print from our public computers.
    Chico, Oroville, Paradise and Durham branches have both Black & White and Colored printing.
    Gridley and Biggs branches only have Black & White printing.

  • Cost for printing/copying.
    $0.10 per page (per side if double-sided) for Black & White
    $0.50 per page (per side if double-sided) for Colored.


Mobile Printing

Mobile Printing Service is offered at both Chico and Oroville branches for you to print virtually any document or web page from your device directly to our library printers and pick them up at the Printing Station. You may:

To pick up up your printouts, enter your email address at the library's Printing Station.


Wi-Fi Printing at a Library Branch

If you are in a library branch that doesn't have Mobile Printing Service available (Paradise, Gridley, Durham, and Biggs), you may connect to the library's BC-Library-Guest Wi-Fi and download a temporary print driver to print directly to the printers available at your branch location. When sending print jobs, simply select the printer named after the library branch, e.g. Gridley - BW .

  • Your Antivirus program or User Account Control may block the program; the program may require administrator privilege to run; it may take a few minutes for all available printers to load.
  • This option only works when you are connected to the library's BC-Library-Guest Wi-Fi and only works on Windows & Mac platforms, mobile devices such as phones and tablets are not supported.
  • Chico and Paradise Library can also use this option but Mobile Printing Service is recommended.


Computer Tutorials and Online Learning

  • New Computer User Tutorial
    Get more practice using a computer mouse and learn other basic computer skills like scrolling.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Drive Tutorials
    Using pictures of what the computer screen looks like (“screenshots”), these computer tutorials show you the basics of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Drive Apps.
  • Windows Basics Tutorials from Microsoft
    Read about how computers work, how to use a mouse, how to use Windows-based computers, and getting started with programs and folders.
  • Computer Basics
    These articles and videos will help you understand concepts like the cloud, operating systems, and how computers actually work.
  • Top 10 Free Email Services
    Read reviews of ten free email services online.
  • Free Online Email Accounts:
  • Facebook 101
    Learn how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook account of your own, including how to understand Facebook privacy policies and settings.


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