Miscellaneous Services
Free Computer Lab

Computers are available during library hours. A library card is required. Reservations are made in the computer lab, though a reservation is not needed if a computer is available immediately. 16 computers are located in the Computer Lab, directly across from the main entrance. Due to demand, time is limited to 1 hour per day per person. Printing is available for $0.15 (black & white) or $0.50 (color) per page. 

A 10-minute Express workstation is set up for patrons who wish to check e-mail or quickly update and/or print files.
Temporary library cards are available for out-of-state patrons with a picture ID.
The Downey City Library also offers 2 hours of free WiFi during library hours. 

Programs include:
Internet Explorer 9
Adobe Reader
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service: Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program makes available to the public no-fee access to information produced by Federal agencies. The Downey City Library joined the Federal Depository Library Program in 1963. We are a selective depository for the 34th Congressional District. Currently our selection rate is 14% of all materials available through the Federal Depository Library Program.

As the U.S. Government is moving towards the Internet to share public information, it is our objective to highlight publications that might be of interest to you including publications that our library selects. The following are links to government databases, periodicals, forms, and other publications.

Government Forms

    Internal Revenue Service
    California State Tax Forms

    Research 
    govinfo - A Comprehensive source for U.S. Government Information
    Citing Government information in all formats
    FirstGov - Your First Click to the U.S. Government
    Frequently used U.S. Government websites
    GPO Access: Official Federal Government Information At Your Fingertips
    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.

    Databases
    Davis-Bacon Database (Accessible on library Internet workstations only.)
    STAT-USA (Accessible on library Internet workstations only.)
    World Fact Book provides brief factual information of countries all over the world.
    FedWorld assists in locating and disseminating Federal Government information.