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Computer Lab: Software

 

Library computers currently have Microsoft Office version 2007 with Word, Excel, Publisher, Access. and Powerpoint. Internet Explorer version 10, Firefox, and Chrome browsers are available.

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Computer Lab: How to Print

Black & white laser prints are available for 15 cents per page/ color prints are 50 cents per page.

Please view print previews before printing so that you do not waste money on blank or incorrect prints. Refunds are only given for mechanical print failures.

1. Print preview your document and select the desired number of copies and page range.

2. Print job will be sent to the Print Station. It will be deleted if not printed in 2 hours.

3. Retrieve your print jobs at the Print Station, using your library card number.

Branch & Media Lab users: please ask and pay library staff to have print jobs released.

4. The print station will tell you how much your print job will cost. Deposit coins or bills (up to $5) in the coin/bill stand. There is a maximum of 33 pages for each print job, so if your print job is more than 33 pages, send it as multiple separate jobs.

Mobile Printing

Mobile Printing is available for pickup at Central Library.

There are 3 ways to send print jobs remotely to the Huntington Beach Central Library public printers.

1. Print from the library website:

Visit: https://www.printeron.net/huntingtonbeach/print

Select the printer you desire and enter your email address.

Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.

Click the green print icon. You will see the status of your print job and a reference number.

At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job.”

Enter the email address you used earlier to find your print job and follow directions to print.

2. Print by sending email:

Send print job as attachment to one of these four email addresses. Only attachments will be printed.

For black and white jobs: [email protected]
For color jobs: [email protected]
For black and white legal paper size jobs: [email protected]
For color legal paper size jobs: [email protected]

At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job.”

Enter the email address you used earlier to find your print job and follow directions to print.

2. Print using the PrinterOn App

Search for and install PrinterOn App on your mobile device.

Click “No printer selected” and search for Huntington Beach Central Library.

Select the printer and click the print icon.

Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).

At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.

Enter the email address you used earlier to find your print job and follow directions to print.

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Wi-Fi at HBPL: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can use the wireless network?
A. It is freely available to anyone who has a wireless capable device inside the library. You do not have to be resident or have a library card to use the Wi-Fi.


Q. What is the SSID (service set identifier) that is necessary to connect to the wireless network?
A. The SSID is kids for users in the Children's area. The SSID is hblibrary for users in all other wireless-accessible areas of the Central Library. The branch networks are MainSt_Lib, Banning_Lib, Murphy_Lib, and Oakview_Lib.

Q. Are there any security settings necessary to connect to the wireless network?
A. No, there is no security necessary to connect to wireless, i.e. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi protected Access).

Q. What type of wireless cards supported?
A. Most cards running wireless protocol 802.11b and 802.11g. There is no support for the 802.11a protocol at this time.

Q. What services will I be able to use on the Internet?
A. The only services available are HTTP and HTTPS. Remote access programs like Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Citrix, and Outlook email are unavailable.

Q. Is my Internet browsing filtered in any way?
A. Yes.

Q. Is my computer secure while it is connected to the wireless network?
A. There should be no presumption of security for the wireless network at the library.

Q. Does the library provide technical assistance with connectivity?
A. No. If you need assistance contact the manufacturer of your laptop or software. The library is not responsible for changes you make to your computer settings.

Q. Can I print to the library's printer from my laptop?
A. Yes, you can use one of our 3 mobile printing options if you are at Central Library. 

Q. Can I connect to other wireless networks available in the Library?

A. The Central library provides only two wireless portals to the Internet. They are hblibrary and kids. All others are not the property of the Huntington Beach Public Library. Please use caution when connecting to any public wireless and do not transmit sensitive data on those networks.

Q. What hours is the wireless network available?

The wireless network is available during the normal business hours for all library locations.

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