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November 27, 2014

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Central Library : Computers & Equipment

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 27

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Computers & Equipment at the Central Library

For more information about availability of computers and other equipment at Central Library, contact the Quick Information Center at 206-386-4636.

 

400 Public Computers at the Central Library:

  • Public computers throughout the building
  • FREE wireless access
  • 142 computer stations on Level 5
  • Computers reserved for children on Level 1
  • Computers reserved for teens on Level 3
  • Computers for to access to the Library's online catalog and online resources
  • Computers for Internet access, with filtered access options
  • Computers equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Two computers on Level 5 with flatbed scanners and image editing software, including Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS4, HP Photosmart Essentials, Microsoft Office Suite, limited Web browsing, and the ability to burn data to CDs and DVDs
  • Reserve a Computer service (90 minutes per day, Library cards required)(Opens a new window)
  • Express terminals available for 15 minutes maximum use
  • Computer labs, computer-assisted learning stations

 

Reserve a computer - opens in a new window

You need a permanent Library card to reserve a computer. No Library card? Guest passes are available for a single 30-minute session if you don't qualify for a Library card. You can get a guest pass at the Mixing Chamber on Level 5.Visitors and non-residents can also buy a Library card.

 

Adaptive Equipment

 

Most of this equipment is located in the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) on Level 1.

 

See Adaptive Equipment at the Library for a complete list of available equipment.

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Wireless Internet Access

 

  • Available to users with Wi-Fi enabled laptops and wireless devices
  • Can connect in most areas of the building
  • No hourly or daily user fees
  • Users responsible for configuring own equipment and connecting to network
  • Settings:
    • SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name = spl-public:
    • Encryption or WEP = disable WEP encryption
    • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure Mode or Access Point (not ad-hoc)
    • Set TCP/IP properties to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The wireless Internet service is not secure and is used at the individual's risk. Even if firewalls are running on laptops, it is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network.

 

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Laptop Plug-in Access

 

  • Available to users with laptops and RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network capability
  • Can connect in most areas of the building
  • No hourly or daily user fees
  • Users responsible for configuring their own equipment, supplying CAT-5 cables and connecting to the network
  • Setting: Set TCP/IP properties to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The plug-in Internet service is not secure and is used at the individual's risk. Even if firewalls are running on laptops, it is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network.

 

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Copiers & Printers

 

  • Photocopy machines, printers, pay stations available throughout the building
  • Pay for print system: requires a Library card or guest pass to set up an account.
    Used for:
    • Printing from computers
    • Microfilm and microfiche printing
    Fees:
    • $.15 per page for printing
      (Use cash or credit card or Paypal account for online payment at https://pay.spl.org/)
    • $.15 per page for a black and white photocopy (cash only)
    • $1 for a color photocopy (available at the Central Library)
    • Free printing from Library catalog only

 

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Telephones

 

  • Pay phones on Level 1 and Level 3
  • Audible cell phone and pager ringers must be turned off.
    See Rules of Conduct.
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Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636

Hours:

Mon:

10 am - 8 pm

Tue:

10 am - 8 pm

Wed:

10 am - 8 pm

Thu:

10 am - 8 pm

Fri:

10 am - 6 pm

Sat:

10 am - 6 pm

Sun:

Noon - 6 pm


Book Drop Hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    6 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday
    9:30 am - 6 pm
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