The Library is pleased to offer Internet enabled workstations at all four branch locations. A valid Santa Monica Public Library Card or Internet Card is required to start a session on the Internet workstations. Our Getting a Card page provides further information on how to register for a card.
Internet Stations are managed by a reservation system to promote equitable use of this popular resource. There are two methods of gaining access to an Internet Station: Reservation and Walk-Up.
How much does it cost? There is no charge to use an Internet workstation.
Is there a time limit? A session can be scheduled for up to 60 minutes. Upon completion of a session, the workstation may offer up to three 20-minute extensions based on workstation availability. There is no set limit on the number of sessions per day.
Do I need to reserve a station in advance? Internet workstations are available on a walk-up basis or via a same day reservation.
Can I download music and view videos? Yes. Information can be downloaded and saved to a USB device, DVD or CD.
Are headphones available? At the Main Library Computer Commons, patrons with a valid Library Card (not an Internet-only card) can check out a pair of headphones at the Commons Desk. Headphones must be returned to the Commons Desk before closing to avoid a replacement fee. The Fairview, Montana and Ocean Park branches also have headphones available for use at their Internet workstations.
How can I learn more about using the Internet at SMPL?Further information is outlined in the Library's Internet Use policy.