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Connect to Tech

We are excited to offer public computers, laptops, Wi-Fi, printing, and copying to our customers, for free! Click the icon below for more information on each service.

Laptop Loans

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Whether you are looking to apply for a job, access school resources, or simply a way to stay chat with friends and family, our laptop loans are here to help get you connected. We offer laptops for use inside our library and for customers to borrow and take home.

Please note: All laptops and hotspots require a full access Adult card to check out. Call your nearest library location for details about signing up or upgrading your digital card.

Chromebook

You can checkout a Chromebook and wireless hot spot to access the internet inside a handy carrying case from all library locations.

  • Borrow the laptop and hotspot for 3 weeks, with the option to renew, if available.
  • Call your local library to check availability.
  • Do not return Laptop & Hotspot Kits in the bookdrop. Please call the library to arrange a return.

Chromebook LTE

Borrow a Chromebook with built-in LTE, which allows you to get connected anywhere, anytime, without having to search for Wi-Fi.

  • Borrow the Chromebook LTE for 3 weeks, with the option to renew, if available.
  • Call your local library to check availability.
  • Do not return Chromebook LTEs in the bookdrop. Please call the library to arrange a return.

Laptop Express

Borrow a laptop for use inside the library for up to 2 hours. The laptop will connect to the library’s Wi-Fi for connectivity.

Participating libraries include:

A C Bilbrew Library
Agoura Hills Library
Anthony Quinn Library
Avalon Library
Charter Oak Library
City Terrace Library
Claremont Helen Renwick Library
Compton Library
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
Diamond Bar Library
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
East Los Angeles Library
El Camino Real Library
Graham Library
Hacienda Heights Library
Hawthorne Library
La Verne Library
Lake Los Angeles Library
Lancaster Library
Leland R. Weaver Library
Lennox Library
Live Oak Library
Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library
Manhattan Beach Library
Masao W. Satow Library
Norwalk Library
Paramount Library
Pico Rivera Library
Quartz Hill Library
Rowland Heights Library
San Dimas Library
San Fernando Library
South Whittier Library
Sunkist Library
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library
Walnut Library
West Hollywood Library
Westlake Village Library
Wiseburn Library
Woodcrest Library

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Access

We are committed to providing opportunities for our communities to connect and are excited to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi access at all of our libraries and select parking lots. Wi-Fi access is filtered for all users by order of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Filtering cannot be removed. Customers are welcome to use available electrical outlets as long as no library equipment is unplugged and it does not create an unsafe condition.

Getting connected is simple:

  1. Visit a LA County Library location.
  2. Bring a Wi-Fi enabled device.
  3. Connect to CountyLibraryWiFi.
  4. Read and accept the Wi-Fi Policy.
  5. Close and reopen your browser.

Having trouble logging into Wi-Fi? Try these tips:

  • Close and reopen your browser.
  • Make sure that your laptop is assigned an IP address from the Access Point (release any old IP addresses if necessary).
  • Disable any proxy IP addresses (found in your browser connection settings).

Library staff can confirm that the wireless network is functioning properly and give basic assistance. Staff cannot assist in setting up personal laptops or devices to work with Wi-Fi.

The following library locations offer Wi-Fi access from the parking lot.

A C Bilbrew Library
Anthony Quinn Library
Baldwin Park Library
Bell Gardens Library
Bell Library
Castaic Library
City Terrace Library
Cudahy Library
East Los Angeles Library
East Rancho Dominguez Library
El Camino Real Library
Florence Library
Graham Library
Hacienda Heights Library
Huntington Park Library
Lancaster Library
Lawndale Library
Lennox Library
Littlerock Library
Live Oak Library
Los Nietos Library
Lynwood Library
Malibu Library
Norwalk Library
Norwood Library
Paramount Library
Quartz Hill Library
Sorensen Library
South Whittier Library
Stevenson Ranch Library
Sunkist Library
Topanga Library
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library
Willowbrook Library

See Computer Acceptable Use and other Computer & Laptop Policies

Public Computers

Public Computers

All 85 libraries have public computers available for customers in good standing to use. To use a public computer, customers need a library card and PIN. If you do not have a PIN or have forgotten it, you can request a PIN online or by calling a LA County Library location. Customers who are ineligible for a library card can request a card for computer use only.

  • Computer time is limited to 1 hour per day, per customer.
  • Computers are assigned on a first-available basis. Reservations cannot be made.

Children/Teen Computer Access

Children under 18 can use the public computers but must have their parent or guardian’s permission to access the internet. Parents/guardians must return a completed Internet Access Permission Form, in person, to a LA County Library location. On the form, parents/guardians set the level of filtering for their child’s Internet access.

See LA County Library’s complete computer use polices.

Computer Programs

Programs available on public computers include:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Adobe Reader
  • VLC Media Player
  • Picture Viewer

Public computers have USB ports for saving your work. USB devices that use an auto-run encryption/password launcher do not work on the public computers. At this time, you cannot write to the CD-ROM drive, if it uses one of the programs listed above.

Computer Classes

Many libraries offer computer classes, which you can find by searching the Event Calendar.

Printing & Copies

Printing & Copies

All customers with a library card in good standing are able to print and make copies at any library location. You can also use our wireless printing service from Smart Alec to send a print job from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device to your local library to pick up. See instructions for using SmartAlec below.

Customers receive 10 free pages each open service day — pages can be copies, prints, or a combination of each. Pages in excess of the 10 free allotted are $0.15 per page. Staff cannot selectively print individual pages from within a multi-page document, so be sure to print only the pages you want.

Print from Laptop or Desktop

  • Upload your document for printing.
  • Pick up your document by either visiting a Print Release Station or contacting your local LA County Library location to schedule a no contact pick up.

Smart Alec logoPrint from Tablet or Mobile

  • Upload your document for printing using your mobile device’s browser.
  • OR, Download the Smart Alec @ Your Library printing app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store
  • Log in to the app with your library card number and PIN. Now, the app can accept your uploaded documents and associate them with your library account.
  • To let Smart Alec use your location to find nearby libraries, click Allow.
  • Pick up your document by either visiting a Print Release Station or contacting your local LA County Library location to schedule a no contact pick up.

Print from iOS Device

  • Open the document you want to print and tap Action.
  • Tap the Print icon.
  • Pinch out or tap and hold the document to display the Action icon.
  • Tap Action and select the Smart Alec app. If you don’t see Smart Alec, tap on More and select Smart Alec Print.
  • Tap Send.
  • Open the Smart Alec app to confirm the document is in the queue.
  • Pick up your document by either visiting a Print Release Station or contacting your local LA County Library location to schedule a no contact pick up.

Print from an Android Device

  • Open the document you want to print and tap More Options (3 dots in upper right corner).
  • Select Print.
  • Tap the drop down menu in the upper right corner.
  • Select Smart Alec Printer.
  • Tap the printer icon.
  • Tap OK.
  • Open the Smart Alec app to confirm the document is in the queue.
  • Pick up your document by either visiting a Print Release Station or contacting your local LA County Library location to schedule a no contact pick up.
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