The C-Lab is Cranston Public Library's space for learning, exploring, and experimenting with technology. The C-Lab offers structured classes, innovative programs, one-on-one technology assistance (by appointment), and open hours where the public can drop in.

Note: Starting Monday September 11th, Learning Lounge hours will be Monday from 2:30 - 4:30pm and Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30pm.


OPEN TECH TIME -Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Open-lab time where you can drop-in and learn about the new technology we have in the lab, practice what you learned in our computer classes, or receive basic assistance with your technology.

Services & Equipment:

  • 3D Printing with Makerbot Replicator 2X or Cube 2 (FAQ & Policy)
  • Vinyl to MP3 Conversion with Audio-Technica Stereo Turntable (FAQ & Policy)
  • VHS to DVD Conversion with Roxio Conversion Software (FAQ & Policy)
  • Photo Printing with Canon Selphy Photo Printer
  • Film-Making with iMovie and Canon VIXIA HFM500 HD Camcorder
  • Basic Technology & Computer Assistance with Dell Laptops (Windows 7/8/10)
LEARNING LOUNGE  - Mondays & Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm
A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians.

Receive help with:

  • Improving your English, math, or writing skills
  • Studying for the GED
  • Finding and applying for jobs
  • Learning computer basics
  • and more!

The service is free and no appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.


Visit our computer class webpage for further information.


Visit our technology appointment's webpage for more information.


Our new Exploration Station makes technology accessible for all types of learners. Come by during Open Tech Time and find out more about how to make your computer more user-friendly and accessible for people with disabilities.


This free certification program assesses computer skills through nine online, self-guided tests. These assessments include computer basics, Microsoft Office, email, and social media. When individuals pass the assessments at the library, they get a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment and can be put on a resume to demonstrate proficiency. There is no cost to complete the online assessments. Call the library at (401) 943-9080 ext. 3 for more information or to schedule a time.

Makerbot Replicator 2X 3D printer (1) VHS to DVD Converter
Cubify Cube 3D Printer 2nd Generation (2) iPad 2 iMovie Installed
Windows 8 Laptop (1) Sony Bloggie Touch Camera (4) 8 GB
Dell Latitude 3540 Laptops with Windows 7 (15) Flip UltraHD Camera (1) 4 GB
Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Automatic Stereo Turntable (1) Sony VIXIA HFM500 HD Camcorder (1)
Canon Selphy CP910 Compact Photo Printer (1) Vivitar 50" Tripod (1)
Exploration Station Gorilla 6" Tripod (1)