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  • Workstations and Applications

    The Santa Monica Public Library is equipped with a variety of workstation configurations as detailed below.

    Online Catalog Stations

    "Online Catalog" stations are equipped solely with access to the Library's online catalog. These catalog-only workstations are located on the second floor of the Main Library at the end of various book shelves.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 19

    E-Source Stations

    "E-Source" stations are equipped with access to the Library's online catalog and over 30 premium subscription databases.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 21
    Fairview Branch 2
    Montana Branch 2
    Ocean Park Branch 2

    E-Source Plus Stations

    "E-Source Plus" stations are equipped with access to the Library's online catalog, subscription databases, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and the following Microsoft Office 2010 applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. E-Source Plus stations are available at the Main Library near the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 8

    Internet Stations

    Internet stations are equipped with access to the World Wide Web via Internet Explorer. Internet stations are also equipped with access to the Library's online catalog, subscription databases, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and the following Microsoft Office 2010 applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. 

    Click here to learn about the reservation and use policies for Internet-equipped workstations. 

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 70
    Fairview Branch 8
    Montana Branch 8
    Ocean Park Branch 6

    Teen Stations

    Teen stations are available for use by patrons registered with a Teen Library Card.  These stations are equipped with access to the World Wide Web via Internet Explorer. Teen stations are also equipped with access to the Library's online catalog, subscription databases, Photoshop Elements, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and the following Microsoft Office 2007 applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Click here to learn about the reservation and use policies for Internet-equipped workstations.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 9
    Fairview Branch 8
    Montana Branch 2
    Ocean Park Branch 6

    Children's Stations

    Children's stations are available for use by patrons registered with a Juvenile Library Card.  These stations are equipped with access to the World Wide Web via Internet Explorer. Children's stations are also equipped with access to the Library's online catalog, subscription databases, interactive educational games, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and the following Microsoft Office 2007 applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Click here to learn about the reservation and use policies for Internet-equipped workstations.

    Children's stations are deployed as noted below:

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 17
    Fairview Branch 4
    Montana Branch 3
    Ocean Park Branch 6
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