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PCs for People

The Library is partnering with PCs for People to bridge the digital divide in Richland County.

What is PCs for People?

Eligible customers* can shop with PCs for People to purchase low-cost computers and internet service and pick up their purchase weekdays at any MRCPL  location. 

PCs for People is a national nonprofit social enterprise working to get low-cost quality computers and internet into the homes of individuals, families, and nonprofits with low income. By recycling and then refurbishing computers, PCs for People provides a valuable service to businesses, families, and the planet by keeping computers out of landfills and repurposing them to advance digital inclusion.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

Though we wish we could provide low-cost technology to everyone, we focus our efforts on  internet solutions and computer access for individuals who need it most.

To place an order with us, customers must be currently participating in a government-based assistance program or have a qualifying household income (less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines (see chart below) or 60% of area median income). Before completing your order, PCs for People requires photo identification and income documentation to ensure that customers meet our eligibility criteria. Find out more here

Need affordable technology?

  • Desktop Computers priced at $75-$240
  • Laptop Computers priced at $125 to $210
  • Mobile Hotspots at $60
  • Month-to-Month Internet Service $15 per month

Need Help Setting up Your New Computer?

You can schedule a free, one-on-one in-person, Zoom or Google Meet session with a member of our Learning Lab team. If you would like to set up an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling 419-521-3146 or emailing  

Take a Tech Class to Increase your Skills

The Learning Lab at the Main Library offers tech classes for all levels of learners. Complete beginner? Take our Intro to Computing class. Ready to hone your Microsoft Office skills? We offer classes for Word, Excel, and Power Point. 

Find more information about all of our class offerings here

All MRCPL locations will be closed on Sun. May. 26 and Mon. May. 27 for Memorial Day. First Call 211 services are available by dialing 2-1-1 24/7, 365 days per year.