Computer & Internet Access

The Library offers both on-site and off-site access to the Internet.

On-site computer workstations are available for free public use with a valid Paso Robles City Library card. Cardholders ages 13 and over may access these computers with a daily time limit of 180 minutes in 60-minute increments. Same day reservations can be made at the Library during open hours to secure a station. View the Library’s Internet Use Guidelines (PDF). Chromebooks can also be checked out for on-site use with no time limits. Please see below for details.

Children under the age of 13 may use these computer workstations with the express written permission of a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian must be present when submitting the signed Internet Access Permission Slip (PDF) to library staff. Library staff does not monitor children’s use of the Internet and the Library cannot enforce family rules. As an alternative, the Library offers children’s workstations. Please see below for details.

Off-site access to the Internet is available through Internet Hotspots or Chromebooks for a 7-day checkout using a valid Paso Robles City Library card. Hotspots are mobile units that can provide Internet access for up to ten devices. Chromebooks are simple laptops that run on Google's Chrome operating system.

Chromebooks and Hotspots are subject to the Library’s Replacement Fee Schedule for lost and damaged materials. See Loan Periods and Fines.


Printing is available from Library computers and via our Wi-Fi Printing Service. The cost of printing is 20¢ per single-sided document. Only standard and legal paper sizes are available. Virtually print any document or web page from your Internet connected device. Print jobs are held in the print queue for 12 hours and then deleted. They can be picked up at the library during open hours.

Children's WorkstationsYoung boy with blue headphones working at computer

The computer workstations located in the children's reading area offer access to the Internet that is more stringently filtered than the computer workstations in the main library. This means they are equipped with software designed to prevent minors from accessing sites that may contain material that is inappropriate for children (e.g., obscene or sexually explicit material). Parents and legal guardians should be aware, however, that no filtering system is perfect, and that children who use these stations could come into contact with objectionable material.

Computer use is free, with a 30-minute time limit.

Additional filtered Internet computers are located at the Library Study Center.

Available for Purchase at the Friends of the Library Gift Shop

Recordable CDs for $1
Ear buds for $4
Flash drives for $7