Our Services

Computer Areas and Usage


Display of sexually graphic images is not permitted in the library.

Public Internet Access Computers

Location:
Second Floor
Hours:
Whenever the library is open.
Computers will shut down 5 minutes before the library closes.
Requirements:
A valid SALS/MVLS issued library card; visitors may acquire a non-resident card with proper ID.
Patrons 10 years or older may use the library unattended.
Equipment:
PCs controlled by a reservation and printing control system.
Black and white printing is $0.15 per sheet. Color laser printing is $0.50 per sheet.
We also have a PC with specialized software and hardware for those with additional accessibility needs.
Description:
Microsoft Office Suite and other popular software such as iTunes.

Wireless Internet Access

Location:
In any public area of the building as long as you are not disturbing any other library users.
Hours:
The wireless signal is currently not on a time schedule and available at all times unless there are technical difficulties.
Requirements:
Your own portable computer with a wireless interface (802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n). Library staff cannot provide direct assistance in configuring laptops.
Equipment:
The library does not furnish loanable equipment, you must provide your own. You may use a public computer to do any printing. Alternatively, see our remote printing information.
Description:
Turn on your laptop with the wireless card in place. It should locate and display nearby wireless networks. Choose "Saratoga Library WiFi".
Using virus protection, a personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your laptop is highly recommended, and is the sole responsibility of laptop users. Above all, do not leave your laptop unattended!

Computer Education Center

Location:
Second Floor
Hours:
During scheduled class offerings. Class timings may vary.
Requirements:
Prior registration for a class is necessary.
Please read the complete information about Computer Classes.
For Registration Date and Class timings, please check our Calendar of Events. Classes are offered year-round. Registration for classes will be conducted four times a year on a seasonal basis.

Children's Room

Location:
Ground Floor
Hours: Whenever the library is open.
Computers will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.
Requirements:
Age 12 or under; A SALS/MVLS issued library card is recommended
Equipment:
Computers with Windows Operating System software
Description:
Computers have internet access (parental guidance is suggested), educational software, and Microsoft Office Suite

Teen Room

Location:
1st Floor
Hours:
During the Teen Rooms open hours.
Computers will shut down 5 minutes before the Teen Room closes.
Requirements:
ONLY students in grades 6-12 permitted; Must have a SALS/MVLS issued library card; visitors may acquire a non-resident card with proper ID.
Equipment:
Computers with Windows Operating System software
Description:
Computers have internet access and Microsoft Office Suite.