Frequently Asked Questions - Computers


Can I access the internet at the library?

Internet access using Library terminals is available at all branch libraries during open hours. All branches have at least one Internet workstation. All Santa Cruz library card holders get one hour free per day by using their library card number and PIN number to log into the Internet computer. Call the branch in question to find out rules for use.

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Can I print something at the library?

Yes. Printing costs 15 cents per page. All branches have printers connected to their internet terminals. Printing from library word processing computers and homework center computers is also available. For more information about printing, call the branch you wish to visit.

What type of computer access is available at the library?

The library has computers for internet use for adults and kids, word processing computers for adults and kids, homework center computers for kids and teens, as well as WiFi available at most branches. Continue to read the Computer FAQ's or refer to our website for more information.

Is WiFi available if I bring my laptop computer?

The Santa Cruz Public Library provides free wireless internet access points or "hot spots" from 9:00am to 9:00pm. This service is available to individuals with laptop computers. The library's printers are not available through the wireless internet connection. The following branches have WiFi:


* Aptos
* Boulder Creek
* Branciforte
* Downtown
* Felton
* Garfield Park
* La Selva Beach
* Live Oak
* Scotts Valley

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