Can I come to the library to study and use computers and WiFi?

The Library is open to Cal Poly Humboldt students, staff and faculty as well as community members and visitors.

Students, Staff & Faculty

The Library provides access to computers, study spaces, cafe, and other services. WiFi is freely available in the library and throughout campus.

Computers & Printing

The Library has over 150 computers as well as Windows laptops and Chromebooks to borrow.

Printing is available throughout the library (most printers, including all color printers, are located on the first floor). Printing is also available across campus. Visit the ITS Student Printing page for locations and up-to-date information.

Paying for printing

Your C-Card is used to pay for printing. You can view your C-Card balance and add money to your account on the C-Card website

Study Spaces

There are a variety of study areas in the Library for individual and group study, including group computer stations, group cubicles with whiteboards, and silent study areas surrounding the book stacks on the second and third floors.

Community Members and Visitors

Guest WiFi access, printing, database access and borrowing privileges are available and described in full detail, including any associated costs or restrictions, on our Community & Guests page.

Off-Campus Options

WiFi, study spaces, and computer access (typically a 30min limit) are freely available at Humboldt County Libraries. Printing and other services are available for reasonable rates. You can visit the Arcata Public Library or other county branches to use their free parking lot wifi service (see hours and information on their website).

In addition to the public libraries, if you need basic access to the internet and don’t have a device that you can use to connect to WiFi, you have a few local options, although they do charge a fee:

  • FedEx, 2021 5th St in Eureka, CA 95501
  • Staples, 3300 Broadway St Eureka, CA 95501
  • Post Haste (printing/copying/fax, no computer access), 600 F St Ste 3, Arcata, CA 95521


  • Last Updated Apr 25, 2024
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