WiFi, Computers & Printing
Free wireless Internet is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No password is required.
Hotspot Lending Program
Mobile hotspots are now available for checkout at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library! The hotspot lending program is a free service that allows cardholders to check out a hotspot device and connect to the internet from almost anywhere. The hotspot device works in any area covered by the Sprint 3G or 4G LTE network.
Cardholders interested in borrowing a device will be asked to sign an Internet Hotspot Use Agreement. To check availability, call the Circulation Desk at 626-307-1366 or click here to check availability via the library catalog.
Hotspot Lending Program FAQs
What is a library Wi-Fi Hotspot?
A WiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, on the bus or in the park.
Who can borrow a library hotspot?
If you are an adult age over 18 and have a valid library card, you can check out a hotspot.
How long can I keep a hotspot?
You can borrow it for 21 days (3 weeks) Please note: Overdue hotspots will have Internet access deactivated within 24 hours beyond their due date.
What if I return a hotspot late or lose it?
A WiFi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if the hotspot is not returned on the due date. If the device is lost or damaged beyond repair, a $100.90 fee will be charged to your Library account.
Is there a charge for the hotspot?
Borrowing and using the device is free! If the device is lost or damaged beyond repair, a $100.90 fee will be charged to your Library account.
How do I pick up a hotspot?
Hotspots are available for pick-up Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 -5:00 p.m.
How do I return a library hotspot?
You can return the hotspot to the Library's Circulation Desk. You must return the device with all the original packaging and accessories.
What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the Library?
Your Internet usage is not tracked by the Library. While using the library’s hotspot you are governed by the same rules as our wireless access policy.
Can I place a hold or renew a hotspot?
The device cannot be renewed or placed on hold. Call the Circulation Desk at 626-307-1366 to check availability.
Can I use the hotspot outside of the U.S.?
No. The hotspots only work in the U.S.
Instructions for Use:
1. To turn the Hotspot device on, press and hold the power button until you see the word “Welcome” on the LCD screen. Once you see Sprint logo on the screen, the device is ready to use.
2. Find the Wi-Fi Hotspot name and password of the Hotspot device from the Hotspot device.
3. The Hotspot device works on most Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, desktops, smart phones and tablets. To connect your device, find the Wi-Fi network name on your device and connect to it. Enter the password you found on step 2.
4. The Hotspot battery will last between 8 to 24 hours depending on usage. To shut down or turn off the device completely, press and hold the power button until you see the word “Goodbye” on the LCD Screen.
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library offers free public access computers for adults, teens, and children.
Computer use is limited to cardholders in good standing and for no more than one hour per day per person. Users may not use others’ library card numbers to sign up for or log into the public computers.
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available on all public access computers. Public access computers are equipped with CD-ROM drives.
Printing and copying are available for a fee. The cost for printing is $.25 cents for each black and white page, $.50 cents for each color page.
Once you have created an account download the SmartAlec app:
Wireless Setup and Printing Instructions
Effective July 1, 2021, the Library will resume the regular charge of $.25 per page for black and white prints and copies. Print jobs will be printed single sided in black & white. Staff cannot selectively print individual pages from within a multi-page document so be sure to upload only the pages you want to print.
Please follow the steps below for Contactless Printing:
- Begin a new email message to email@example.com.
- Use subject line “Print Order”.
- Include your name and phone number.
- Attach document to email. Acceptable file types include: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, csv, txt, html, rtf, jpg, png, bmp, and jpeg. If requesting more than one copy, please note that.
- Staff will call you when your print job is ready. Prints will be held for two business days.
- Visit the Circulation Desk Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm to pick up and pay for your document. Face masks must be worn at all times while on the grounds of the library.
Contactless Printing FAQs
How will I know that my prints are done?
Staff will call to let you know that your prints are ready to be picked up.
I made a mistake on my order. What should I do?
Please call library staff at 626-307-1399 as soon as possible to let them know and resend the correct file.
What hours will this service be available?
Prints can be picked up from the Circulation desk Tuesday – Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm.
I don’t feel comfortable letting staff print my private documents. Are there any other options for me to print?
Public computers and printing are available Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm - 5pm. A Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library card is required to use the public computers and computer use is limited to one hour per day. To schedule an appointment to use a public computer, click here.
Your privacy is important to us, and our staff will handle your information in a professional manner. All emails and attached documents will be deleted immediately after printing. Any printed documents that aren’t picked up within 2 business days are shredded.
The library cannot be held responsible for any items a customer chooses to print through this service, so if you still have concerns, this may be a service you choose not to use.
My printouts don’t look right. Can I have them reprinted?
Staff cannot edit documents. We encourage you to make any needed changes and resend your document. If the 10 page daily limit has already been reached, your document will be printed the next business day.
I don’t have a computer, but need things printed. Can library staff print items for me?
Staff at the library can print items from publicly accessible websites for customers as part of regular library reference service. We are, however, unable to print items from personal accounts (such as a patron’s personal email).
I need copies - is there any way staff can make copies for me?
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to make copies for customers. If you need multiple copies of a print job, please let staff know when you email.
Visit the Library Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm to use the photocopier. Photocopies are $.25 per page for black & white, $.50 per page for color.