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    WiFi Access

    The Santa Monica Public Library offers free wireless Internet access during its regular operating hours.  The Main Library and each branch library is equipped with WiFi wireless access points supporting both the 802.11b and 802.11g standards. Please note that WiFi service at the Library is not secured and is used at the individual's own risk. It is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network, even if your mobile device is equipped with encryption and/or firewall capabilities.

    Additional information on accessing our wireless network can be viewed in our Wireless Access FAQs .

    WiFi Printing

    WiFi printing services are available at all Santa Monica Public Library locations.  To access this service, your device must (a) be connected to the City WiFi network and (b) have one of the print drivers listed below installed.

    You must be actively connected to the Library's "City WiFi" network in order to install the driver.  The installation process will fail if you attempt to install the driver without an authenticated connection to the Library's WiFi service.  The brochure links below provide additional instructions on installing the appropriate printer driver and sending your print job.

    WiFi Printer Locations

    Main Library First Floor Copy Center
    Second Floor Reference Desk
    Fairview Branch End of Customer Service Desk
    Montana Avenue Branch Across from the Customer Service Desk
    Ocean Park Branch Adjacent to the Reference Collection and Hold Pickup shelves

    Ethernet Access at the Main Library

    Patrons who wish to use their laptop with a direct wire connection to the Internet can plug an Ethernet cable into a LAN port located under several of the study tables. A printable map showing the location of the Ethernet ports may be found here.

    ● Ethernet cables are required to connect your computer to an Ethernet port. Cables can be purchased at most computer and electronics stores.

    ● Ethernet ports are installed beneath the floor panel access doors under the tables on the Second Floor North of the Reference Desk (near the study rooms).  Each of the Study Rooms is also equipped with an Ethernet ports.

    Please note that Ethernet service at the Library is not secured and is used at the individual's own risk. It is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network, even if your computing device is equipped with encryption and/or firewall capabilities.

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