The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

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. Printing is available in Black & White only. Prints cost $0.10 per page.

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.)

Chico library is currently the only branch to pick up print jobs sent from your own computer. To send a print job from your home computer or laptop click here and fill out the required information, then stop by the Chico library to pick up your prints. 

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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