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Computers and Internet Access at the Library, Arts & Culture Department - FAQs

Public Computers
Computers for the public are located at all Library, Arts & Culture Department sites. All Library computers may be used for word processing and printing and to access the Library's catalog. Specific computer workstations are available for Internet browsing and email at all GPL sites.

At the Central Library, computers for Internet browsing are located on the second floor (Upper Level). You must reserve time on these computers.

Computers on the first floor are intended for use of Library online databases and may also be used for word processing. No reservations are needed; these computers are first come, first served.

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) at ALL Sites

  • Click here to learn more!

  • Laptops may be plugged into any available electrical outlet.

  • Please ask our staff if you cannot find an electrical outlet.

  • The Library does not have network ports available for laptops to connect to the Internet.

Reserving a Computer
A valid Glendale library card or eCard is required to reserve computers at all sites. Internet workstations allow two sessions up to one hour each per day, library system-wide. Some locations have 15-minute Express Internet workstations that are limited to one session per day.

Children and the Internet
Children in 8th grade or lower must use the Internet workstations located in the Children's Room. We ask that parents read our statement
"Children & The Internet", on the Library's Internet Policy page.

Microsoft Office Suite and Other Software

All Library, Arts & Culture Department locations have computers with software for personal use, including:

Computers at the Central Library also have:
  • Encarta - Online encyclopedia™
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - typing tutorial, all levels, in Spanish and English
Computers in the Learning Center at the Central Library also have:
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - typing tutorial, all levels, in Spanish and English
  • Garfield's Typing Pal
  • Business Plan Pro 2006
Printing and Downloading

At the Central Library, print release workstations are located:

Main Floor Circulation Desk (near main entrance).

In the computer lab area near the Service Desk.

Cost to print: $.20 for b/w, $1.00 for color.


Download files to your diskette or flash drive (memory stick) from most Library computers except those devoted to the online catalog. You may bring your own diskette or flash drive or purchase a diskette for $1.00 or a flash drive for $15.00 at the Library.

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