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  • Computer Stations

    The Santa Monica Public Library offers a variety of computer stations for various purposes. Data stored on library computers is cleared after each session.

    Catalog Stations

    Catalog Stations provide access to the Library's online catalog and over 30 premium subscription databases. 

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 32
    Fairview Branch 2
    Montana Branch 2
    Ocean Park Branch 2
    Pico Branch 3

    Research Stations 

    Research Stations provide access to the Library's online catalog, subscription databases, Microsoft Office 365 applications (including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), and Google Cloud applications (including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides). These stations are available at the Main Library near the 2nd Floor Reference Desk. 

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 12

    15 Minute Express Stations 

    The 15 Minute Express Stations allow for quick and convenient Internet access, such as for printing a resume, responding to an important e-mail, or looking up a map or other internet resource. These stations are limited to 1 use per person per day. The stations are equipped with the latest browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge) and latest plugins running on Windows 10. 

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 2

    Internet Stations

    Sessions at the Internet Stations are available to members with a valid Santa Monica Public Library Card or anyone with a Computer Pass. The Internet Stations are equipped with the latest browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge) and latest plugins running on Windows 10. They provide access to Microsoft Office 2017 application including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These stations are capable of playing video and sound, including DVDs and CDs; headsets can be borrowed with a valid Library Card.

    Internet Stations are managed by a reservation system but are frequently available on a walk-in basis. Learn more about the policies and procedures for Internet Stations. 

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 70
    Fairview Branch 8
    Montana Branch 9
    Ocean Park Branch 6
    Pico Branch 14

    Teen Stations

    Teen Stations are available for use by teen (13-18) members with a valid Library Card. These stations are equipped with the latest browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge) and latest plugins running on Windows 10. They also provide access to Microsoft 2017 application including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These stations are capable of playing video and sound, including DVDs and CDs; headsets can be borrowed with a valid Library Card.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 9
    Fairview Branch 7
    Montana Branch 2
    Ocean Park Branch 5
    Pico Branch 8

    Children's Stations

    Children's Stations are available for use by child (0-12) members with a valid Library Card. These stations are equipped with the latest browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge) and latest plugins running on Windows 10. They also provide access to Microsoft 2017 application including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These stations are capable of playing video and sound, including DVDs and CDs.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 13
    Fairview Branch 4
    Montana Branch 2
    Ocean Park Branch 5
    Pico Branch 8

    Awe Early Literacy Stations

    Awe Early Literacy Stations provide access to educational games and activities for young children.

    Branch Number of Stations
    Main Library 4
    Fairview Branch 1
    Montana Branch 1
    Ocean Park Branch 1
    Pico Branch 3
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