Computers & Printing

In order to allow fair access to its public computers, the Placentia Library uses a reservation system. A current Placentia or Anaheim Library card allows the user to utilize the computers for two hours per day per patron. Visitors to the area with valid ID may also get a Guest Pass from the staff at the Adult Services Desk for computer access.

In the Adult and Children Service areas, the Library's public computers run using Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Microsoft Office 2013. You may print your work or save it to your USB flash drive. Downloading materials from the Internet onto the computer hard drive is not allowed for security reasons.

Headphones are not provided. You may bring your own headphones or purchase ear buds for $2.00. 

 

Express Internet Stations

The Library offers one Express Internet station located at the Adult Services Desk that provides Internet access to adults 18 and older for periods of up to 15 minutes.  Another Express Internet station is wheelchair-accessible and is located just outside the Computer Lab. No reservation or library card is required.  The Express Internet stations do not include Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and do not have printing capabilities.

 

Wireless Internet Access

You may bring your laptop or mobile device to our building and connect using our wireless access.

 

Children's Computers

The Children's section has a number of computers available for Children only.  Adults are not permitted to use computers in this area.  Children's computers are reserved using a similar process used in the Adult area.

 

Placentia Library Friends Foundation Computer Lab

Thanks to the generosity of the Placentia Library Friends Foundation, the Library has a 12-seat computer training lab.  Various computer workshops are offered (see the event schedule or call 714-528-1906 x209 for details), and when not used for training the computers are available to be used as public computers for adults.
 
To see the Library's Internet Access Policy.

 

Printing Information

Self-Service printing is available at the Placentia Library computers. The self-service printer accepts coins, $1 bills or $5 bills.  Please see the librarian for printing that totals over $5.00 for special instructions. 

Black & White Printing - 15 cents per page/side

Color Printing - 50 cents per page/side

To print documents at the library:

  1. Sign on to a public computer using your library card number and PIN.
  2. Open the document or find the web page you want to print.
  3. Use Print Preview to choose the pages you want to print, to select the number of copies you need, or to change to color printing. Click Print to send the file to the printers.
  4. When you're ready to print, go to the Print Station and log in with your library card number and PIN. Click on Print Documents, then click on the file you want to print.

 

Scanner

The public copier has the ability to scan a standard document to any valid e-mail address. This service is provided free to the public. Please refer to the staff at the Adult Services Desk for specific details.