Computers

General Public Access Computers 

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library offers free computer access in the public computer labs at Branigan Library and the Sage Café Branch. The computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes. 

Review Computer Use Policies (PDF).

Wireless Internet

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Sage Café Library provide free, unfiltered wireless access to the internet for the public to use with their personal netbooks, laptops and other mobile devices.

Computer Classes

Need help on how to use computers? Check the Library's Calendar to see when our free computer classes will be offered.

Children's Computers

Computers for children are located in the Children's area of the main library. These computers contain educational games for children under the age of 11 years old. These computers have no internet access.

Young Adult Computers

Internet computers for Teens (grades 6 to 12) are located in the Young Adult's area of the main library. Young Adults must have their library cards indicating they have parental permission with them in order to use the computers.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available anywhere using the Library's SmartAlec website on your laptop or mobile device. Everyone using the Library's SmartAlec wireless printing is required to register with the SmartAlec service using your Library Card or Pin number. If you are a guest or do not have a Library Card, you will use a system generated Library Card and Pin for printing purposes only.

Mobile device users, such as smart phones and tablets must download the SmartAlec app in order to print.

  1. First Time Users
  2. Android Devices
  3. Apple Devices
  4. Computer Users

1.    Go to the Library’s Smart Alec wireless printing website at https://smartalec.smartalecprint.com/smartalec?ID=LasCrucesNM

2.    Click the “First Time User” button

3.    Library Members with a Library Card will replace the auto-generated numbers with their Library Card number and PIN. Guests or anyone without a current Library Card may use the auto-generated number and PIN

4.    Enter your email address or your cell phone number. (If you enter your email address you will be able to use it to sign in instead of your library card/account number. You will still need the PIN.)

5.    Click the Submit button. This will bring you back to the main SmartAlec webpage with a message that your account was created successfully. In addition, you will receive an email or text message with your account information.

6.    Now that you have an account you can log into the SmartAlec website, or begin to use the IOS or Android App. SmartAlec Opens in new window

Printable Instructions for First Time Users