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 2 hours 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.
Programs available on public computers include:
- Internet Explorer
- 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.