Internet Access

Public Internet workstations are provided in the Braille and Talking Book Library, California History Room, Information Services and Government Publications Sections, and the Witkin State Law Library reading rooms. Access to Internet workstations is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before using the Internet, users must first sign in. Internet workstation use is limited to one-half hour. Use time may be extended if others are not waiting to use a workstation..

Users are encouraged to email material they want from the Internet to their personal email accounts in order to save or print on their own systems. They may also download to their own disks or USB storage devices. There is at least one printer in each of the State Library reading rooms that is available for limited printing (up to 10 pages). Individual user email accounts are not provided.

Microsoft word processing software is available for use on all workstations in the public reading rooms. The Braille and Talking Book Library workstations are also equipped with special screen reading and screen enlargement software for the visually impaired. Preference is given to those needing to use adaptive equipment.

Contact Us

For information about California State Library services and collections, please contact the Information Services Section, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by telephone: 916-654-0261, or by email: