The Santa Fe Springs City Library offers a variety of computer-related services. Internet access and Office 2003 products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available on all sixteen PCs located in the Technology Center and on the Express Station located in the main portion of the library. A valid library card must be presented to use a computer workstation.
Public Access Computers
The Library houses 17 workstation PCs. Microsoft Office 2003 software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, FrontPage and Internet Explorer are available on all public access workstations. These PCs are available to anyone who presents a valid Santa Fe Springs or Downey library card and has agreed to the Internet Use Policy. Workstations can be booked for one hour but cannot be reserved in advance. No phone reservations will be accepted. There is no charge to use these PCs but there is a charge to print from these workstations. Click the Printers link to find out more about this service. Public access computers are available to the public during operating hours and shut down approxiamtely 10 minutes prior to closing.
Interested in learning more about Microsoft Office2003 products or the Internet? Classes covering these subjects are taught by Tri-Cities ROP (562) 698-9571. Contact this agency for a current schedule.
Internet Use Policy
First-time Internet workstation users must read the library's Internet Use Policy. Children under 17 years of age must have their parents' signature on this form. To use an Internet workstation, a valid library card must be presented to the librarian on duty. There is no charge to use these workstations. There is a charge to print from these workstations. Click the Printers link to find out more about this service.
- Workstations are booked for up to an hour.
- Workstations cannot be reserved in advance.
- Users are unable to leave the Web to access e-mail accounts.
- Downloading of software is not allowed.
By offering Internet use to the public, the Library hopes to provide greater access to the ever-expanding world of knowledge around us. We welcome your inquiries into this service and any others that we offer. If you have any questions or comments, please see the librarian on duty at the Information Desk.
In conjunction with its mission to be an informational and cultural center for the City, the Library is providing a vast array of information via the Internet. Through the World Wide Web, you will be able to explore resources beyond the physical walls of the Santa Fe Springs City Library. The Library's goal in introducing the Internet is to enhance its existing collection in size and depth and give the opportunity to every citizen who wishes to participate in navigating the Internet.
The massive amount of data available on the Internet can be difficult to access and evaluate as to its accuracy. The Library staff will use their expertise in information management to select and organize sites in order to provide guided access to the Internet. Due to the constantly changing nature of the Internet, however, the City of Santa Fe Springs does not accept responsibility for its content or for the accuracy of any information accessed through it.
Children and the Internet
While the Internet offers a wealth of material that is enriching to people of all ages, it also enables access to some material that may be offensive or disturbing. There will be some resources which parents may feel are inappropriate for their child. It is the Library's policy that the parent or legal guardian is responsible for deciding what resources are appropriate for his or her child. For this reason, parents will be required to give signed permission for Library use of the Internet by children under 16. In addition, parents may wish to supervise their children's Internet sessions. For more information about children and the Internet, please read Child Safety on Information Highway, a brochure produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which is available at the Information Desk.
Each workstation is networked to a black and white laser printer. The cost to print is 15¢ per page.
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