branches of the Humboldt County
Library have computers available for public use.
Use of the computers is free.
Library Catalog Stations
Some of the computers in each
branch offer internet access. Users under 18 must have parental permission
for internet use on their library cards, or a parent present.
Time limits and sign-up procedures vary by branch. Please contact
your local library branch for
The Internet stations also
feature special databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and other
software, as well as the library catalog. Note: All internet
stations have time limits, but some branches also feature non-internet computers
that allow you to use the other functions with no time limit.
Computer users may bring their own diskette
or flash drive for downloading or saving material. (You will not be able
to use a CD.)
Printing is available at a
cost of 10 cents per page.
All public computers can be adjusted for use by
people who have visual impairments or prefer larger type. Please ask staff for assistance.
To hear audio from computers in
the library, please bring your own headphones or check with the staff to see if headphones are
All users are required to abide
by the library's Internet Use Policy
(click here to read the policy). Please be considerate of others in using the shared computers, and use them as
appropriate to a public place.
Safety and Security
As you have read in the Internet
Use Policy, it is your responsibility to practice good internet safety and
security precautions when using the Library's computers. If you give your
children internet access, they will also need to know how to stay safe on the
To learn more about Internet
HERE. You will also find books in the library that discuss
internet safety and security issues in detail.
Our wireless internet project continues, with the
of wireless service at every branch. Currently you will find wireless
internet access at:
Eureka Main Library
The library also maintains a partial list of local wi-fi hotspots.
Word Processing Stations
Perhaps you are writing a report,
creating a flyer, working on your resume. Maybe you need to use a
spreadsheet or other library software. For these tasks, you may need more
time than you can get on an Internet station.
the branch you are using has a word processing station. The Main Library
in Eureka has three. These stations allow you more time and feature a
range of useful software. They do not connect to the Internet.
In each library you will find one
or more computer stations dedicated to the library catalog. These
computers allow you to find books and other library materials, see your library
record, and request books from other branches at no charge.
do not have internet access. Some of them do offer you access to the
library's special databases.
Successful students, researchers, shoppers,
job seekers, businesspeople, mechanics, and do-it-yourselfers know about this great library
The library subscribes to a range
of special online information tools to provide you with useful facts, images,
and articles that are not available for free on the internet. The library
pays for these databases so that all of our members can access them without a
Anyone can use these databases
from any internet station in the library, and from some catalog stations.
You can also use many of the databases from home by going to the Library's
website and using your library card number.
To go to the library's database
list, click HERE.
Wi-Fi Hotspots, a Partial List
-- places where you can use wireless internet.
City Barber Shop
219 J Street, 445-2340, Tues - Fri 9-4
Commercial Radio & Elect./Power Page
2416 Broadway, 445-9661, grassy area & parking lot
411 12th Street, 442-8413, Tues - Sat, 11am - 4pm
Lost Coast Brewery
617 4th Street, 445-5580, Daily 11am-midnight
Myrtle Ave. area,
especially between Trinity & Edgewood Streets
North Coast Coop,
4th and B Streets, Daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Old Town Coffee & Chocolates,
211 F Street, 445-8600, Daily
Ramone's Bakery and Cafe,
209 E Street, 445-2923, Mon-Sat 7-6, Sun 8-4
Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Tues-Sun, 10-5
Wharfinger Building. One Marina Way in Old Town on the waterfront.
Arcata Plaza (downtown
Coffee Break Internet Café,
700 Bayside Road, M-F 6-6, Sat 7-6, Sun 7-4
Emerald City Laundry, 1210 G Street, 825-6802, Mon-Fri 7:30-11, Sat/Sun
180 Westwood Center, 826-1195, M-Th 7-10, F-Sat 7-11, Sun 4-10