Computer Use

Library Internet

In-library internet use is available to the public and to patrons in good standing for a maximum of 60 minutes each day, depending on reservation availability. Internet users must come into the library to reserve a computer.

To enter the internet, users must read and agree to the Merced County Library’s Internet Policy shown on the computer screen each time they log into the internet. All access to the internet and to internet computers ends 15 minutes prior to the library closing.

Reserving A Computer

The library does not accept phone reservations for computers. You must be present to schedule your own time for the day of use and the time slots available that day. Access to public computers is on an in-person first-come, first-served basis.

Time Allowance

Everyone in good-standing with the library qualifies for a total of 60 minutes per day on public computers. Staff members cannot extend that time limit. Juveniles must have a signed permission on file for internet access. Children may also receive 30 minutes per day on non-internet computers in the Children’s Room of the main library.


Printing is allowed from the library computers with a fee of $0.20 per page in black and white.

Internet Policy

The Merced County Library provides free public access to the Internet to meet the information needs of our users and to provide residents with opportunities for learning about information technology. The Library has no control over the quality or accuracy of information found on the Internet. Users should critically evaluate its content. All user access is ‘filtered’ to comply with applicable state and federal law. [Learn More]