frequently asked questions about the library computers

Do you have a question about the computers in the library. Look here for the answer.

computers, internet and wifi


The use of internet on the workstations of our branches is free for members of the library. Click in the menu on internet and enter your membership number (check your membership card, even if it was issued by a different library in Fryslân) and your password.

It is also possible to log in with a guestcode and password. For this you can buy a guestticket at the payment terminal (€ 1.50 for four hours).

Note: Remember to log out at the end of your internet session. Doing so ensures that the remaining time that day will be saved for you and it prevents unauthorized use of your account. When your time is up, the computer closes down and you will lose all unsaved documents.

not a member (yet)?

A membership is already possible for an amount of € 5.50. You may then log in with your membership number and your password for internet free of charge. This will also allow you to use your new card to borrow library materials (additional payment per item borrowed). Your card remains valid indefinitely, provided you borrow an item at least once a year.


After you have given a print command, an on-screen dialogue window appears right below on the screen showing the number of prints and the costs per page (€ 0.10 for black and white and € 0.50 for color) Click bevestigen and go to the payment terminal near the printer. There you can scan your membership card or your guestticket. You can pay contactless using a bank card or with credit on your membership card or guestticket. The prints will be produced at the printer near the payment terminal.

free internet sites

The websites and databases on the home page of the computer can be consulted without the need to log in. However, you are advised to log in first before using these databases. By logging in, you will be able to reach all links in the databases.

free Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Paint

You can use these programs free of charge. Go to “printing” for the print options and to "open file on USB stick” for working with files.

saving or using a USB memory stick

You can save in two ways:

  • USB memory stick
    You can save files on your own USB memory stick, inserted in the USB port of the PC. You can find the disc by clicking in the menu on programma's.
  • Save on the computer
    As a member of the library you can also save files in the folder "mijn documenten” (u: disk) . The documents remain stored for 7 days. This option is only there when you are logged in with your membership number and your password.

scanning documents

Free scanning is available in the libraries in Leeuwarden, Burgum and Grou. Enquire at the desk.

the use of wifi

In our branches you can use the wifi-network with your own device. Choose for the network dbieb_WiFi and accept the conditions.

printing from your own device

From your own laptop, smartphone and even from home you can print your files at dbieb (price € 0.10 for black and white and € 0.50 for color).

  1. Go to
  2. Log in (with card number and password) or create a guest code
  3. Upload the files you want to print by Kies bestand and choose for Upload
  4. Choose for the right settings for printing (color/black and white, number of pages) en choose Print
  5. Go to the branche of dbieb of your choosing and go to the payment terminal near to the printer
  6. Log in to the payment terminal at dbieb by scanning your membership card or typing the print code.
  7. Select your print jobs and confirm
  8. Pay cashless by bank card
  9. Your documents will be printed

N.B. At this moment you can only print portrait format. The following file formats are recognized: pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, png, jpg, jpeg en ico.