Computers and Wi-Fi

Sunnyvale Library ComputersThe Library provides 55 free, high-speed Internet computers for use by Library members. Members are allotted up to 120 minutes per day of access. Internet users must abide by the Library's Internet Policy. Printing is available for a charge using the Library’s print and copy Pay-for-Print system.

All Internet computers are equipped with:

  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome browsers
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Ability to use USB devices to save or attach files
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

For Library Members Ages 13 and Up:

120-minute computers (43 available)
120-minute computers Reserved for qualified patrons through the American Disabilities Act (two available)

Use your Library card and PIN to sign in. Sessions end automatically.

For Library Members Ages 13 to 17:
Teens ages 13-17 are also able to access six 120-minute computers in the Teen Center. Use your Library card and PIN to sign in.

For Library Members Ages 8 to 12:

Parental permission is required for children ages 8-12 to use the Internet in the Library. Please visit the Children's Information Desk and complete an Internet Permission Form to be kept on file for your child.

There are four computers in the Children's room that may be used for up to 90 minutes per session. After the Internet Permission Form has been submitted, use your Library Card barcode and PIN to sign in.

For Library Members Ages 7 and Younger:
Children ages 7 and younger are not eligible to have their own Internet sessions with their Library Card. When appropriate, parents may sign in with their Library Card on an Adult computer to share the Internet session. Parents must remain with children under 8. There are also four computers equipped with educational games available for use without a Library card in the Children's room.

Printing, Scanning, and Faxing
Pay with cash, debit card, Apple Pay, Google Wallet or a print card at a Pay-for-Print Station in the Print and Copy Room.

  • Black-and-white prints are 15 cents each.
  • Color prints are 35 cents each.
  • Faxing is offered for 50 cents per page.
  • Scanning to a USB drive or email address is free.

Printing From a Library Computer
Follow these steps to print from any Library computer:

  1. Use the Print options within the application in use to print the document. A Print Control window will pop up on screen.
  2. In the Name field, enter a User ID of your choosing.
  3. Select Print Document. A confirmation will appear.
  4. Visit a Pay-for-Print Station at the Library within two hours of sending the document for printing. There are two stations in the Print and Copy Room.
  5. To obtain the document from the Pay-for-Print Station, insert cash or a Print and Copy card (on sale in the Print and Copy Room), and enter the name you selected for your print request. Black and white prints are 15 cents each. Color prints are 35 cents each.

Printing From a Personal Computer
To print a document from a personal computer from any location either inside or outside the Library, follow these steps:

  1. Visit www.printeron.net/sunnyvale/library
  2. Under the heading User Info, type either your name or a unique word for your print job.
  3. Under the heading Select Document, either:
    1. Browse…” on your computer and select the document you wish to print
    2. Copy and paste the URL (Website address) into the blank
  4. Click the right arrow at the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a “processing your request…” message.
  5. Select the number of copies and which pages to print.
  6. Click on the green printer icon.
  7. The message "Your request is being queued…" will appear. Then you should see another message “Your request has been processed” when it is time to pick up your printed document. Repeat steps 2-6 to add more documents to your print queue.
  8. Visit a Pay-for-Print Station at the Library within 2 hours of sending the document for printing. The station is located in the Print and Copy Room.
  9. To obtain the document from a Pay-for-Print Station, insert cash or a Print and Copy card (for sale inside the Print and Copy Room for $1), and enter the name or unique word you selected for your print request. Black and white prints are 15 cents per page. Color prints are 35 cents per page.

Visit www.printeron.net/sunnyvale/library to learn how to print from a mobile device or download a printer driver for frequent Wi-Fi printing.

Wi-Fi Access
Library visitors who bring a laptop computer or other Internet-enabled device have free access to the Library's wireless Internet network. Agreement to the Library's Wi-Fi policy is required to use this network.

The wireless network is free to all Library visitors. Speeds will vary depending on your location within the Library and the number of simultaneous users. Power outlets are available throughout the Library. Please remember to exercise courtesy when using your laptop or mobile device, turn sound off or use headphones at a low volume, and do not string a power cord across walking paths.

Need help connecting to the "Sunnyvale-Library" wireless network? View the Guidelines to Access the Sunnyvale Library Wireless Network.
 

 

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