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

Public Internet Computer Stations

All Butte County Library branch locations have computers with internet access available for public use. Contact your local branch for more information or see our Computer and Internet policy.


All library branches have free WiFi. Contact your local branch for more information.

All branches have printers connected to our public internet computers. Both black & white and colored printing are available at Chico, Oroville, and Paradise libraries, only black & white printing is available at Gridley, Durham, and Biggs libraries. Prints cost $0.10 per page for black & white, $0.50 for colored.

Wireless printing from your laptop available in the Chico, Durham, Oroville and Paradise branches.  Click to download a temporary printer driver. (The driver may only be downloaded when you're connected to wifi in a branch library.)

Computer Tutorials and Online Learning

Online Computer Tutorials and Help

  • 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 tounderstand Facebook privacy policies and settings.

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