Public Computers & WiFi

Public computers are available at all branches of the Nevada County Library.

Computer Use

Computer use is limited to one hour per patron and library cards are not a requirement. Chromebooks and Macbooks are available for in-library use for two hour time blocks; patrons must possess library card with no money owing on account.

There is no charge to use our computers.


Black and white printing is $0.15 per page. Please preview your material before printing to eliminate excess unusable copies. Computer users are responsible for the cost of excess unwanted printed pages.

Wi-Fi at the Library

Wi-Fi is available at all branches of the Nevada County Library with the exception of the Bear River Station. The wireless network is open to all - a library card is not needed for access and there is no password.


Users of computers at the Library, whether wired or wireless, must abide by the Library Internet Use Policy which prohibits abusive, obscene or illegal activity while using the Library's Internet service. Misuse of the Library's computing or network resources, or non-compliance with the policy is strictly forbidden. Disruptive behavior while using the Internet will not be allowed. If inappropriate images are displayed in view of others in the Library, the offending party will be asked to leave the premises.

Any activities deemed illegal will result in a user's permanent disconnection from the Library's wireless network.

Accessing Wi-Fi

After you power up your computer, it should automatically recognize the wireless network. Then just click on your browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome) accept the Internet use policy and begin searching the Internet.

Please Remember

  • Do not leave your laptop unattended. The Library is not responsible for stolen equipment.
  • Do not extend electrical cables across aisles where they might be a safety hazard.
  • If you plan to use your laptop's audio features, please bring your own headphones.