Computers are available for free public use at all libraries.
There is a daily maximum session limit of 120 minutes for all library cardholders.
Library computers offer internet access, library catalog access, printer access, and a range of basic software programs, such as Microsoft Word.
Patrons may not load personal software onto library computers or alter the programs installed by library staff. Library computers are checked for viruses, but no guarantees are made that anti-virus programs will completely protect user data.
Parents, guardians and caregivers are encouraged to provide guidance to children using the library’s online resources.
For more details, please read the Internet Use & Safety Policy.
All SBPL libraries provide free Wi-Fi. Use of the library's wireless network is at the user's own risk. SBPL does not accept any liability for the security or integrity of data transmitted over its wireless network.
Need basic assistance learning how to use your computer or mobile device? Work One-to-One with a Tech Coach!
SBPL Tech Coaches can help you:
- Download apps
- Operate your cell phone
- Learn basic computer skills
- Create an email or Google account
- And much more!
- 45 minute appointments
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
- 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Drop-in (20 minute sessions, no appointment necessary)
- 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
- Drop-in only
- 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Please bring specific questions or problems to be resolved to your coaching sessions. Please have your passwords ready. Coaches cannot assist with hardware problems.
Single-sided and duplex printing is available at all SBPL branches. Printing is available from all public-access computers except library catalog kiosks.
Payments can be taken in cash. Only payments in excess of $5.00 can be made by credit or debit card.
- Black & White is $0.15 per page
- Color is $0.25 per page
Wireless printing is available at Central and Eastside libraries.
Print from Browser
Print from Email
- Email black and white single sided documents, as attachments, to one of these addresses:
- Email color single sided documents, as attachments, to one of these addresses:
- You will receive an email from our Mobile Print service when your print job is ready for pickup.
Printing from Mobile Device
Download the PrinterOn app:
Eastside Library has laptops for use inside the library for all cardholders in good standing. Laptops cannot be checked out for use outside the library. Laptop borrowers under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian. Laptops cannot be reserved. Contact Eastside Library for more information on laptop use policies.
Library patrons can check out Chromebooks and hotspots for off-site use for 1 week. Place a hold today!
The Central Library has a 3D printer available for public use. Users can create and send designs as .stl files for printing. 3D printing is free and available for all ages.
SBPL has an Ultimaker S3 and two LulzBot printers. Prints may take 3 weeks to complete.
For more information please read the 3D Printing Policy.
3D Printing FAQ
- What kind of filament do you use?
- We only use PLA in our 3D printer.
- Can I choose the color of my print?
- No, due to the volume of the prints changing colors is not an option for each individual print.
- What type of file do I send in?
- The library only accepts .stl files.
- What if I have a large print that I do not want resized?
- Mention in the comment section of the form that the print can't be resized. A staff member will contact you by email if the request can't be accommodated.
- How do I pick up my print?
- A staff member will email you when the print is ready. Please allow for at least 3 weeks of wait time. Come into the library and check the holds shelf for a placard with your name on it. Give the placard to staff and they will give you the print.
- Do you have classes or programs to learn more about 3D printing?
- Yes! We regularly have 3D printing classes and events at the library for all ages. Please check the events calendar for upcoming programs.
Available to the public at the Central Library:
- e-Image Data ScanPro 2200 Microfilm Reader
- Sara Freedom Scientific assistive reader machine
- Optelec Tieman Group magnifier
Scanning is available at all library locations at the public printer station. Scanning is a free service.