Computer Center

Located on Lower Level Three (LL3) Atrium of the Tom Bradley Wing.


There are 55 1-hour Internet stations and 8 15-minute Internet stations available in the Computer Center. In addition there are 2 Catalog & Database computers and 1 computer equipped with low-vision software. All 1-hour stations also offer web-based word processing.

Reserve A Computer


The Computer Center is open and staffed all of the hours that the Central Library is open.

Eligible Users

The 1-hours Internet stations are available to all patrons who have a valid Los Angeles Public Library card. For those patrons who do not have a LIbrary card there are 15-minute Internet stations available on a first come first served basis.


All stations in the Computer Center are able to print in either black & white or color. The charge to print is 25 cents per page for black & white and 50 cents per page for color. Prints from the LAPL catalog and the computer reservation system are free.

Wireless Access

802.11A and 802.11B wireless access is available to laptop users. Laptops must have DHCP enabled. LAPL Staff cannot assist in setting up personal laptops to work with the wireless access.

Computer Center Guidelines

Limit of one patron per computer.

Patrons must:

  • not remove privacy screens;
  • not save files on hard drives or C drives;
  • not disconnect any computer cables;
  • not shut off computers;
  • not damage computer equipment or software;
  • not engage in harassing or defamatory activity on-line;
  • not use terminals for illegal activity.

Violation of these guidelines may result in the loss of computer access.

Unlawful activities will be reported to library security or the Los Angeles Police Department and will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.