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Word Processing & Computers - Santa Cruz County
Free for General Use:
Santa Cruz Public Libraries offer internet access and word processing at various branches; see the Library Services page for more information.
The Computer Lab at the Watsonville Public Library has computers available for public use during library open hours. The computers at the Watsonville library and at the Freedom branch provide Internet access and several feature word processing. You must have a Watsonville library card to use any of these computers. Contact the library for hours, availability or further information.
Free for Legal Documents:
The Santa Cruz County Law Library: 701 Ocean St., Room 070, Santa Cruz, 420-2205, has a word processor available to the public at no charge. The cost to print is 15¢ per page. It is for the preparation of legal documents only. There are no reservations. The Library is open M-Th 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Free for Employment-related Documents:
Workforce Santa Cruz County, a service of the Human Resources Agency of Santa Cruz County, has two locations that provide computer labs for employment-related needs, e.g., resume preparation, job applications, etc. The labs are located at: 2045 40th Ave., Capitola, 464-6286; 18 West Beach St., Watsonville, 763-8700. You may call the labs for hours and more information.
Word Processing For a Fee:
The following lists are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended as an endorsement or promotion of any of the businesses listed.
Microsoft Word; $6.00 per hour, 10¢ per minute; ID required; printing is 40¢ per page at the Mission St. location only; no reservations.
* 3701 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, 477-1940
* 1723 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 425-6583
Microsoft Office; 20¢ per minute; printing is 50¢ per b&w page; 99¢ color.
* 3555 Clares St., Capitola, 476-1483
* 105 Laurel St., Santa Cruz, 425-1177
The Ugly Mug
Appleworks and Microsoft Word; 10¢ per minute; printing is 10¢ per page
* 4640 Soquel Dr., Soquel, 477-1341
The White Raven
Microsoft Word; $5.00 per hour or $1.25 for 15 minutes; printing is 50¢ per b&w page
* 6253 Highway 9, Felton, 335-3611
Computers/Internet For a Fee
$5.00 per hour, $1.00 per 10 min. No printing
* 1101 Cedar St., Santa Cruz 425-0441
$6.00 per hour, or 10¢ per min. Printing: 40¢ a page at the Mission St. location only.
* 1723 Mission St., Santa Cruz 425-6583
* 3701 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz 477-1940
$3.00 for 15 minutes or $10.00 per hour, students/seniors, teachers: $8.00 per hour, id req. Printing 25¢ a page
* 903 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 423-1162
Special computer (w/Photoshop, etc.): 30¢ per min., Internet: 20¢ per min. Printing: 50¢ b/w, 99¢ color
* 105 Laurel St., Santa Cruz 425-1177
* 3555 Clares St., Capitola 476-1483
3 Dell computers: free for 1½ hours for Kmart customers. No printing
* 270 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 438-0545
The Ugly Mug
10¢ a min. Printing: 10¢ a page
* 4640 Soquel Dr., Soquel 477-1341
The White Raven
$5.00 per hour or $1.25 for 15 minutes; printing is 50¢ per b&w page
* 6253 Hwy 9, Felton 335-3611
- Phone Conversations
Phone conversations with businesses and with Santa Cruz County Law Library, Watsonville Public Library and County of Santa Cruz Human Resources Agency.
Last updated by teeterj on Jan. 19, 2011
While the Library has verified the information presented in these files in what it considers to be reliable and authoritative sources, it cannot take responsibility for nor guarantee the accuracy of the information presented.