Use the Internet
Connect to the internet in your own home by checking out a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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.
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
You can check out a Chromebook. A Chromebook functions like a laptop and runs on the Google operating system, Chrome OS.
You can check out an iPad. iPads are tablets. Tablet computers—or tablets—are handheld computers that are even more portable than laptops. Instead of a keyboard and mouse, 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.
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.
Classes and Tech Support
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.
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!
Library staff and volunteers are available to help you with tech questions during online computer assistance sessions.