Internet Reservations - You must have a valid Pasadena or Glendale Public Library Card to reserve an internet session (apply for a library card). You may begin your Internet session (up to one hour per user per day) at any available Internet workstation, or reserve a session up to seven days in advance at one of the self-serve PC reservation stations, or online. For same day reservations reserve by telephone (626) 744-4066, option 2, or call a branch library directly. Internet stations shut off 15 minutes prior to closing. Please review the Library’s Internet Use Policy before signing up.
Internet Express Stations - Eight 15-minute express terminals offering up to two 15-minute sessions per user per day are available in the Reference and Humanities Wings at Central Library on a first-come first-served basis with your Pasadena/Glendale card. If you do not have a library card see staff at the Customer Service desk. Branch libraries offer one 30-minute express session per user per day as available.
More details about computer use at the library.
In conjunction with the Library’s mission to be an information center, the Pasadena Public Library offers access via the Internet to a vast array of information available to all library customers. While the Internet offers unprecedented opportunities, it is an unregulated medium on which any person, institution, or group can post data.
The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information available on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the content, accuracy, or quality of the information retrieved or images viewed. The Library does not limit access to sites on the Internet or censor information that some may find offensive.
The user is ultimately responsible for selecting which sites to visit but should be aware that others may be involuntarily exposed to what is displayed. All Internet computers are equipped with privacy screens that must remain in place at all times. Users are asked to respect the privacy of others and adhere to the Library’s Standards of Behavior. Violation of the Standards may result in the loss of library privileges.
The following laws govern the use of the Library’s public Internet workstations:
The Internet is a system of computers all over the world that are connected to each other. Anybody or any group can put information on the Internet. The Internet allows you to explore resources beyond what the Pasadena Public Library can hold within its buildings.
The Internet is a great place to explore information and ideas from all over the world. The Pasadena Public Library's Kids' Page is a good starting point for Homework Help and fun, interesting sites to explore. As you start to explore the Internet on your own remember that the Pasadena Public Library has no control over the information you might find on the Internet. Just because it's on the Internet does not mean it's true or valuable.
Do not give out personal information such as name, address, telephone number about yourself or others to a site or a person you do not know. Tell your parents or the librarian right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.