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Computers, Internet, and Wireless Access


About our Public Computer Management System (SAM)

Baker County Library District offers free access to computers and the Internet at all library locations. Because computers are so popular, the Library has installed software known as "SAM" (Smart Access Manager™) that allows all computer users equal access time at each location.

 Using your library card number and PIN (Personal Identification Number), SAM keeps track of the amount of time each user is on the computer*, and limits users to a certain number of total hours of use per day. The amount of time varies at each branch according to the capacity each site can provide.

Access with Library Cards

  •  Computer users must have a library card with full borrowing privileges or a “Computer Use Only” library card. Go to the Circulation Desk if you do not have a library card or if you do not know your PIN.
  • Out of town visitors should see the librarian for a 24-hour “Visitor’s Pass” for access to library computers.

Computer Use Guidelines

  •  All computers users must agree to abide by the Library's Internet Use Policy and Computer Guidelines.
  • *Each library location has a different number of computers. As a result, the length of computer sessions varies by location. Please check with the librarian for the session times at each location.


Our SAM software is used to manage charges and payment for computer printouts. SAM Print Manager shows current balance and details.

Printing charges:
  • Ten cents ($0.10) per page for black & white.
  • Fifty cents ($0.50) per page for color.
 To add money onto one's account, submit payment to library staff.  That amount is applied to the library SAM account.  Any unused balance stays available for future use, or may be withdrawn on request.