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December 22, 2014

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Montlake Branch : Computers & Equipment

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.

 

Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Computers & Equipment at the Montlake Branch

The Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library has a variety of computers and equipment available for the public.

 

11 Public Computers at Montlake Branch:

  • Computers for access to the Library's online catalog and online databases only
  • Computers for Internet access, with filtered access options
  • Computers equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Express terminals available without reservation for 15 minutes maximum use

 

 

Reserve a computer - opens in a new window

You need a permanent Library card to reserve a computer. No Library card? Guest passes are available for a single 30-minute session if you don't qualify for a Library card. Visitors and non-residents can also buy a Library card.

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Adaptive Equipment

  • Computers with XP Magnifier software

 

See Adaptive Equipment at the Library or visit the Library Equal Access Program, Level 3, Central Library for information about other adaptive equipment.

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Wireless Internet Access

  • Available to users with Wi-Fi enabled laptops and wireless devices
  • Can connect in most areas of the building
  • No hourly or daily user fees
  • Users responsible for configuring own equipment and connecting to network
  • Settings:
    • SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name = spl-public:
    • Encryption or WEP = disable WEP encryption
    • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure Mode or Access Point (not ad-hoc)
    • Set TCP/IP properties to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The wireless Internet service is not secure and is used at the individual's risk. Even if firewalls are running on laptops, it is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network.

 

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Copiers & Printers

  • Copier and printer available
  • Pay for print system: requires a Library card or guest pass to set up an account.
    Used for:
    • Printing from computers
    • Copier
    Fees:
    • $.15 per page for printing
    (Use cash or credit card or Paypal account for online payment at https://pay.spl.org/)
    • $.15 per page for a black and white copy (cash only)
    • $1 for a color copy (available at the Central Library)
  • Free printing is available from Library Catalog only

 

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Telephones

  • Audible cell phone and pager ringers must be turned off.
    See Rules of Conduct.

 

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For more information about availability of computers and other equipment at the Montlake Branch, contact the branch at 206-684-4720. For information about computers and equipment at the Central Library, see Computers & Equipment at Central Library or contact the Quick Information Center at 206-386-4636.

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Montlake Branch
713 Eighth Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-1300

Hours:

Mon:

1 pm - 8 pm

Tue:

1 pm - 8 pm

Wed:

11 am - 6 pm

Thu:

11 am - 6 pm

Fri:

Closed

Sat:

11 am - 6 pm

Sun:

1 pm - 5 pm


Regional Manager:
Wei Cai
 

Nearest branches open every day: