Technology

The Library offers the following technologies: public computer access, free WiFi, texting renewal and reference services, and online reference resources. 

Public Computers

The Library has 8 computer workstations with:

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access & Publisher)

A photocopier with scanner capability to a USB flash drive is also available.

Computer time is limited to two 1 hour sessions per day.

To use the computers, a current library card is required. Visitors without library cards may get one computer-use pass per day for two, 1 hour sessions.  All users must agree to abide by the Library's Internet & Computer Use Policy.

Reservations can be made from any computer in the Library.

Printing in black & white and color is available for $0.20 per page.

The Children's Computers offer a variety of educational software, Microsoft Office and Internet access.

WiFi

 Free WiFi is available on the Library premises. Ask the service desk for the current password. 

Gabbie

Renew materials and ask questions by texting 626-662-1254 or click here from your mobile device.

Text a Librarian

Virtual Reality

Visitors, age 13 and older, can step into a realistic computer-generated virtual environment most Saturday afternoons between noon and 5:00 pm. Virtual reality uses a headset to generate realistic images simulating the operator's physical presence in an imaginary environment.

Electronic Resources

Click here to access the following free digital resources:

  • Overdrive - downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • RBdigital Magazines- free digital magazines and downloads
  • Ancestery.com - genealogical research (in Library only)
  • ReferenceUSA - company and business information
  • MasterFILE Complete - online magazine and journal articles
  • World Book Online - digital encyclopedia
  • NoveList Plus - reader's advisory for fiction and popular non-fiction