The Importance of Technology Access Video

Library patrons and staff discuss how access to Library technology changes lives.

Website Accessibility Video

Library staff and our accessibility consultant describe how we made sure our website is accessible to as many people as possible.

Technology for Productivity Video

Library patrons describe how they use Library technology to get things done.

Internet and Computers

Every branch has computers you can use to search our catalog, or the internet. Use the internet for up to two hours per day from branch terminals. Searching for a job? You can use the internet for an additional two hours at the Job Resource Center located on Level 7 of the Central Library.

All branches offer free Wi-Fi, so you can connect to the internet from a smart phone or tablet.

Some branches have FlexTech laptops you can borrow while you are in the branch, so you can access the internet and our online resources from anywhere inside the building.

SPL HotSpot

We loan Wi-Fi hotspot devices to give people with limited internet access more digital freedom. We loan devices through branches, as well as offsite at locations, including:

  • Goodwill ESL and job skills courses
  • Homeless encampments
  • Low income housing developments
  • Community organizations and events

Technology Skills

 We offer resources to help you develop and improve the technology skills that are so important in the digital age.

Microsoft Learn

Learn Microsoft Office and technology skills online through Microsoft Learn. This free program is available to all Washington State residents.

Certification Exams

We have partnered with Washington State Library to offer free Cisco, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Intuit, Information Technology (IT) Specialist, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, and Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams as a part of the Microsoft Learn program to those that currently live, work or attend college in Washington State.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Test and improve your computer skills for work, school and everyday life with Northstar Digital Literacy.

Low-Cost Internet Access

The City of Seattle maintains a list of low-cost internet options to help you afford internet access at home.

Community Partners

If you have a question or are interested in partnering with us to expand digital access, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.