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The Library also offers free WiFi connections which provide access to both the Internet and the Library's electronic resources.How to Get Access
A State Library library card or a computer use card, called a SAM card, is required to use the computers. Cards are issued by the reference librarians in all three areas. The first time a card is used, the State Library's Requirements for Use of Electronic Information Systems must be read and accepted.
Computer workstations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session can last up to two hours, with a four hour per day limit. A patron can immediately use their two additional hours if no one else is waiting.
Patrons are responsible for applicable copyright law uses whenever copies, print or digital, are made.
High-speed printers are linked to each computer in a reference area. Computer printouts cost $.15 per page and must be paid for with a vendacard.
Vendacard dispensers are available in the Law and History & Genealogy Reading Rooms. Purchase of the initial vendacard must be made with a one dollar bill: 30 cents is for the card, and 70 cents is available for copy purchases. Vendacards may be recharged in increments of $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, or $20.00. Additional copies may be added to the vendacard using one or five dollar bills at some photocopiers.
The Library provides 'floppy' discs for patrons to use when saving information. Some computers also allow patrons to connect their own flash drives, and save to them. See reference librarians for assistance.
Revised, April 2008