Computers & Printing

Computers & Printing

Printing at the library
How do I print?
Printing is available at a cost of $0.15 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color. You can print directly from one of the library computers or you can upload a file to print through our website.  Click here to upload a file to print.

To retrieve your print job, please go to the library and enter YOUR email address (as you entered it on the upload page) at our library Print Station.
How do I print from my device?
You can print directly from your device (smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer). Click here to upload a file to print.  Enter your email address at our Library Print Station to retrieve your print job.

Printing is available at a cost of $0.15 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color.
How much does it cost to print?
Printing is available at a cost of $0.15 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color.
Laptops & Hotspots
Do you have laptops & hotspots available for checkout?
Yes, we have Chromebooks and Wi-fi hotspots available for check out for 6 weeks at a time.  Patron must be 18 or older and in good standing with the library to check out.  Find out more here.
Computers at the Library
Are computers available for use at the library?

Yes, the library offers 19 free public access computers.

A library card is required to sign in. The PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number on file.

Obtain a library card at the information desk. A government issued photo ID with your current address is required to register for a free library card.

Computers are unavailable 15 minutes before the library closes.

How long can I use the library computer?

There is a maximum session limit of 60 minutes and a daily limit of 120 minutes, depending on availability.

What are the rules for using the library computers?

Users may not load personal software onto Library computers, save personal data to Library computer hard drive, or alter programs installed. Patrons are expected to abide by this computer use policy and library policies regarding behavior. Failure to use the computer stations appropriately and responsibly will result in the loss of computer privileges.

Do you have a computer center for seniors?

Yes, we have the TechLab for Seniors with 12 free public access computers. The TechLab is staffed with knowledgeable computer users to help any senior with their technology needs. Located within the William C. Gordon Learning Center, at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center 9255 South, Pioneer Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

What software programs are offered on the library computers?

Library computers offer Microsoft Office 2013(Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint) and Internet access (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome).

Can the library provide computer assistance?

Although Library staff is able to offer searching tips and answer some questions, staff cannot provide in-depth training on the use of the Internet or computer software, except in a class setting. Seniors are encouraged to visit the TechLab for technology assistance.

Do you use web filtering software?

Yes, the Library uses a web filtering software on all public computers. The Santa Fe Springs City Library values free and equal access to information, even when that information may be controversial, unorthodox or unacceptable to others. With its implementation of filtering software, the Santa Fe Springs City Library balances its commitment to customers’ diverse interests and individual rights with the need to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for all ages.

Why do Santa Fe Springs City Library computers have filtering software?
The Children’s Internet Protection Act requires public libraries to install Internet filtering software on all of its computers (public access and staff) if the library uses federal money to purchase computers that will access the Internet or to purchase Internet access. In addition, libraries that receive an E-Rate discount for internal connections or Internet access must comply with CIPA. In addition, it has always been the Santa Fe Springs City Library’s policy to not allow pornography or obscene images on the public computers. We feel that accessing pornography in a public place is inconsistent with the welcoming and comfortable environment we seek to provide.
How does the Santa Fe Springs City Library's filtering software work?
The filtering software blocks sites that depict pornography or obscenity.
Who decides which sites should be blocked?
In conjunction with Library staff, the filtering software vendor uses a process combining technological and human review to make decisions about which sites are blocked.
Will children be safer using filtered Internet access?
That is the goal. However, no filtering software is totally accurate, nor is it a substitute for parental judgment and oversight. The Santa Fe Springs City Library believes that the reading and viewing activity of children is ultimately the responsibility of parents who guide and oversee their own children's development.
How can customers request that a site be permanently blocked or unblocked?
Customers may complete and submit a Web Filtering Request for Reconsideration Form, available at the Information Desk. Santa Fe Springs City Library staff will evaluate the request and, if deemed appropriate, will forward the site to the filtering software vendor for unblocking. The customer will then be notified of the decision within two to four weeks.
Can the filters be turned off?
The filters on computers cannot be turned off by staff.
Will customer wireless devices using Santa Fe Springs City Library's wireless Internet connections be filtered?
Yes. Filtering software is deployed for both wired and wireless Internet access.
Will the Library keep records of my computer use?

The Santa Fe Springs City Library follows state and federal law regarding privacy of library users’ records and information.

It is the Santa Fe Springs City Library's usual practice to erase all customer use records, except those essential for library business operations. When a computer session is ended, all information about that session is ordinarily deleted. The Library does not, as part of its regular practice, retrieve any information, including websites visited, passwords, credit card numbers, or any other information a customer has entered. At the end of the business day, all computer use and reservation records are normally erased. However, in any event, the Library will release records, including those relating to Internet usage, as required or authorized by law.