Computers & WiFi
Does the library have public computers?
Santa Fe Public Library provides public access to computers free of charge. Computer users are required to have a library card or can request a computer “guest pass” at the Reference Desk. Computers may be reserved for up to two hours. Reservations may be phoned in or made on a walk-in first-come, first-served basis. Library computers have Internet access, word processing and spreadsheet programs. The City of Santa Fe prohibits the installation of software or hardware on its computers. Black and white printing is available. Color printing is not available.
Children’s Room computers are for use by children 12 years of age and younger.
The Main Library and Southside Branch have self-serve fax machines that take credit, debit, and check cards.
All libraries have photocopiers. Libraries do not have scanners. Library staff is able to provide limited, short-term technical assistance as needed. However, due to time constraints and technical expertise it may not be possible to answer all questions.
Does the library have wireless Internet?
All library locations are equipped with wireless Internet.
Policy on Internet Use
In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the Santa Fe Public Library endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of the community. Free public use of the Internet in the library is a service that expands access to information and resources not readily available in Santa Fe.
Use of the Internet shall be consistent with the Library’s mission, goals, policies, and procedures, and with applicable local, state, federal, and international laws. Inappropriate or illegal use of this resource in the library, including but not limited to infringement of copyright laws, is prohibited and can result in loss of library privileges.
The Santa Fe Public Library endorses American Library Association’s statement on Access To Electronic Information, Services, and Networks. The Santa Fe Public Library does not monitor, and has no control over, the information accessed through the Internet and is not responsible for the nature of nor the accuracy of any information accessed on the Internet. Internet communications are not secure and the library is not responsible for the privacy of electronic communication.
The library is not responsible for inadvertent exposure by minors or adults to potentially offensive material accessed by Internet users on library equipment. The library is not responsible for what a minor or adult may locate on the Internet. As with other library materials, restriction of a minor’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
Adopted by the Library Board on January 21, 1997.
Wireless Internet Policy
General rules regarding computer use still apply to the use of the library’s wireless Internet