Internet Access

Each library in our system offers internet access and wifi.


Library public-access internet stations also feature library databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and other software. All internet stations have time limits. Time limits and sign-up procedures vary by branch. Please contact your local library branch to request details.

You may use library wi-fi with your own device without a time limit. Library wireless is available 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day the library is open, even from the library parking lot. The only exception to these hours is Willow Creek Library.

Some libraries also feature non-internet computers that allow you to use word processing and other offline programs and are available for a longer time period.  

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Bring a Portable Drive to Save Your Work

A flash drive is about the size and shape of a pack of gum, and plugs into the computer.

Saving Files

Computer users may save to an online resource such as Google Docs, or email material to save it. Otherwise, please bring your own portable drive (such as a flash drive, thumb drive, memory stick) for downloading or saving material. 


Printing is available at a cost of 10 cents per page. At the Main Library you can also print in color for 50 cents a page.    
Using your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone, and need to print? Save your work online or on a portable drive, or email it to yourself, and then print by using a library computer.  

Adjustable for Your Vision

All of our public computers can be adjusted for use by people who have low vision or prefer larger type. Please ask staff for assistance. A large-type keyboard may also be available.


To hear audio in the library, you may bring your own headphones or check with the staff to see if headphones are available. Earbuds are OK if they don't leak sound. Headphones are provided on most library computers. Ask if the library has a spare pair to lend you for use inside the library.

Wireless Internet

All Humboldt County Libraries have wi-fi so that you can use your own device.  You may need to ask for a password at some branches.

Internet Use Policy

All users of the library's free internet are required to abide by the library's Internet Use Policy. Please be aware that the library is a public place and use the internet only for activities appropriate for public view.  

Internet Safety

As you have read in the Internet Use Policy, it is your responsibility to practice good internet safety and security precautions when using the Library's computers and wi-fi. If you allow your children internet access, they will also need to know how to stay safe on the internet.

To learn more about online safety for all ages, visit these Internet Safety Links. You will also find books in the library that discuss internet safety and security issues in detail.