SJ Access: Free Internet & Tech Devices

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Get Online for Free

SJ Access provides residents and students access to all things digital:

Use the Internet


Wi-Fi hotspot device.

Borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Connect to the internet in your own home by checking out a Wi-Fi hotspot.


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Community Wi-Fi

If you are near the James Lick, Overfelt and Yerba Buena high school areas, you may be able to connect to Community Wi-Fi, depending on your location.


Laptop, atop a skateboard and backpack, on grass lawn.

Expanded Outdoor Wi-Fi

Libraries, parks and community centers will enhance their public Wi-Fi to extend to parking lots and areas adjacent to key City facilities.

Borrow a Chromebook, iPad, or Laptop


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Borrow a Chromebook

You can check out a Chromebook. A Chromebook functions like a laptop and runs on the Google operating system, Chrome OS.


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Borrow an iPad

You can check out an iPad. iPads are tablets. Tablet computers—or tablets—are handheld computers that are even more portable than laptops. Tablets use a touch-sensitive screen for typing and navigation.

Although you can just use the touchscreen keyboard, our iPads come with an attachable keyboard.


Laptop device available for checkout.

Borrow a Laptop

Check out a laptop. Laptops are battery-powered computers that are more portable than desktop computers. This means you can use them almost anywhere. These Windows laptops come with a charger and Wi-Fi hotspot so you can use the internet almost anywhere for free.


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Not Sure?

Do you need help deciding what to borrow? Answer a few questions, and we'll help you figure out what you need and how to get it.

Classes and Tech Support


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Computer Classes for Beginners

Learn how to use digital devices by participating in our digital literacy programming. These workshops walk users through the basics of digital devices, online safety, user privacy and how to access other online programs and services. Workshops are available in English, Español and Tiếng Việt.


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Online Self-Taught Computer Course

Learn and practice your digital literacy skills at your own pace with our online course. Learners can make their way through modules that will help them navigate a computer or tablet, set up an email account, use Word, Excel, and more. Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese!


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Tech Support

Library staff and volunteers are available to help you with tech questions during online computer assistance sessions.