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Computers & Printing

In order to allow fair access to its public computers, the Placentia Library uses a reservation system. A current Placentia 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 Information Desk for computer access.

In the Adult, Teen and Children Service areas, the Library's public computers run using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Microsoft Office 2016. 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. 

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.

Mobile Printing

Click here to print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to one of our Library printers.

Self-Service Printing

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.


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 Information Desk for specific details.

Wireless Internet Access

You are welcome to bring your own laptop or mobile device and use the wireless internet access provided by the Library.

Wireless Security

The Library's wireless network is an open network, and therefore not secure. The Library cannot guarantee the safety of your computer's communication across its wireless network. Information sent to or from your wireless device can be intercepted by anyone else with a wireless device and appropriate software within the range of the Library's wireless access point.

Wireless Technical Support

The Library is unable to provide technical assistance to you regarding wireless access, and there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, contact the manufacturer of your wireless device or software. The Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings, and recommends that you copy or make a note of any settings before you change them.