Who may use the library’s internet computers?

  • Anyone with a valid Spokane Public Library card
  • Visitors from outside Spokane County can get a temporary visitor pass
  • Ask staff for assistance if you cannot get a library card for some reason

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How do I make a reservation for an internet computer?

  • If an internet computer is available, you can log in with your library card and PIN. Ask for staff help if you do not know your PIN
  • If no internet computers are available, you can make a reservation for a future time or the next available computer. Reservations can be made for up to a week in advance. We highly recommend making a reservation if computers seem at all busy
  • On the full internet computers, your initial reservation will be for 90 minutes unless there is a pre-existing appointment on that computer. As an alternative, you can reserve for a shorter time, including on the 30 minute express computers
  • Reservations will be held for 5 minutes before being released for the next person

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What happens when I get on an internet computer?

  • You can extend your internet time unless there is an upcoming appointment on the same computer
  • If you need to step away from your computer for a moment, you can choose Other Options, Hide Screen. Your time will still be counting down, but your screen will be locked from others
  • Internet computers have content filters; ask for staff assistance if you think a website is being blocked unnecessarily
  • Headphones are included with our internet computers, but you may also use your own
  • You can save files to a personal USB device. Printing is available for 5¢ a page
  • Click the End Session button to close out your session when you are done
  • See our Internet Policy for more information

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Can I get help using the internet?

  • Reference staff can help get you to a website and offer limited technical support. If you need more extensive help, our hands-on workshops and online training will offer more in-depth assistance
  • Our WorkSource Spokane locations offer extensive help if you are looking for or applying for employment

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