Computer & Internet Access

Library Internet Use & Safety Policy / Use Guidelines

Computers with access to the Internet are available for free public use with a valid Library Card. There is a daily time limit of 120 minutes with a maximum session limit of 60 minutes. Same day reservations can be made at the Library during open hours. View the Library's Internet Guidelines (PDF).

Microsoft Applications

Library computers are equipped with the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point. Printing is available for $.20 per sheet.

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Wi-Fi Access & Printing

The Library provides free wireless access to the Internet. Wireless users may print using the Library's Wi-Fi Printing Service, which is subject to the $.20 per page fee.

Internet HotSpots

Internet hotspots are available for checkout for 7 days using a valid Library Card.

Children's Workstations

The Library has a long-standing policy of providing age-appropriate material for children. Thus, internet stations located in the children's reading area are "filtered" workstations. This means they are equipped with software designed to prevent minors from accessing sites that may contain material that is inappropriate for children (e.g., obscene or sexually explicit material). Parents and legal guardians should be aware, however, that no filtering system is perfect, and that children who use these stations could come into contact with objectionable material.

Additional filtered Internet computers are located at:
Study Center
3600 Oak Street
Suite 101
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Computer use is free, with a 30 minute time limit.

Unfiltered Internet Station

Minors who wish to use an unfiltered Internet station may do so with the express written permission of a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian must present the signed Unfiltered Internet Access Permission Slip (PDF) to Library staff in person. Parents and guardians can select the type of Internet access they wish their children to have-filtered or unfiltered. Library staff will guide minors to the workstations their parents or guardians have requested.

Monitored Use

Library staff does not monitor children's use of the Internet. Children are less likely to encounter objectionable material and will get more out of the online experience when they have adult supervision. The Library encourages parents and legal guardians to become involved in their children's use of the Internet, including the appropriate use of safety and security techniques.

Available for Purchase

We sell CDs for $1, personal ear buds for $2, and flash drives for $7.