Computers & Technology

All San Mateo County Libraries with Express Service are now offering the following services:

Broadband Internet Access at Home

San Mateo County Libraries is also proud to partner with the California Emerging Technology Fund, opens a new window, Hagar Services Coalition, opens a new window, and El Concilio of San Mateo County, opens a new window to allow for individuals and families, particularly those in lower incomes, to have access to reduced or free internet services. You can find out more on our blog post.

Computers & Technology FAQs

  • The computer does not automatically save your files. It is recommended you periodically save your files to an external USB drive. As a temporary location, files can be saved to the Downloads folder. Files will be erased when the computer restarts.

    On a desktop computer you can erase your files with the Delete User Content shortcut.

  • Yes, our 3D printers are available by reservation at all of our locations. Visit our Rooms/Equipment Reservation page and guidelines for more information.

  • For questions and support please contact our customer care team by phone, text, or email, or visit one of our 13 locations.

  • Depending on the service area you may check on the T-Mobile, opens a new window or Verizon, opens a new window coverage map. This will let you know if you fall within the network coverage area.

  • Service for the hotspots is available in the US anywhere within the T-Mobile or Verizon, opens a new window coverage area. International service is not available at this time.

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