A visit to the library provides you with fast, free internet access. Use your own wireless device or one of our public computers.
The Main Library and some branches offer added computers for writing papers, making posters or slide shows, and using spreadsheets.
Many people learn to use computers and internet at the library. Take a free class or just explore and learn.
Staff may coach or give you research help, as time permits, at any library.
Visit our Search the Internet page to find help for new web users and learn internet skills on your own. You will find lessons for beginners, plus tips and tricks for expert users.
Beginning computer classes are offered at Eureka Library (when it is safe to offer in-person classes). The teachers come from the College of the Redwoods.
Check the library catalog for books that cover the software you are learning to use. Use the subject search, and search by the name of the software.
Costs for Printing and Scanning
Use of library computers or wireless internet is free.
Bring cash or small change to pay for prints.
Black and white prints are 10 cents a page.
You can make color prints at the Main Library for 50 cents a page.
Scan with Main Library copy machines for 10 cents (only a dime, whether your scan is one page or many pages). Bring a flash drive if you want to save your scans.
Need to Fax?
Many sites on the web offer free faxing if you only need to fax a few pages. Check your app store too!
Large Type Keyboards
If you would like to use a large-type, easy to see keyboard, just ask the staff. This is a choice you have at the Main Library and at most branches.
Most library computers have headphones for your use. To hear audio from your own device in the library, please use your own headphones. If you forgot to bring them, check with the staff - we may have an extra pair you can use.
At the Main Library, you can ask to use a ’lefty mouse’ or a big-ball mouse, if you prefer.
Word Processing Stations
Perhaps you are writing a report, creating a flyer, or working on your resume. Maybe you need to use a spreadsheet or other library software. For these tasks, you may need more time than you can get on an Internet station.
Word processing stations can be found at Eureka Main Library and some branch libraries. They allow you more time and have a range of useful software.
Our word processing stations do not connect to the Internet, but if you bring a flash drive to save your work, you can move to an internet station to upload or email your work.