The Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library offers free wireless Internet access to library users with wireless-enabled devices. The Library provides unrestricted access to the Internet and does not monitor or control content. The provisions set forth in the library’s Computer Use Policy and Acceptable Use Guidelines are applicable to wireless network access.
Our network supports a wide range of laptop computers. Most wireless network cards will be compatible. However, the library can make no guarantees as to compatibility of a library user’s device with the library’s network. If a device doesn’t recognize our wireless network, the library user should review the configuration settings provided at the circulation desk. Library staff do not provide wireless access support and will not install or modify hardware or software.
Communication through the wireless network should not be considered secure. Patrons are responsible for selecting and installing security protection and current virus definitions on their wireless devices. The Library is not responsible for damage to hardware or software, transmission of computer viruses, loss of data or email, or any harm resulting from the use of an unsecured server. It is strongly advised that personal, financial or otherwise sensitive information not be transmitted through the wireless network.
Printing from the wireless network is available at a cost to the patron and requires assistance from Library staff, if they are available. Files can be saved to a device or e-mailed.
The wireless network can accommodate interactive searches on the web. Library users will be asked to terminate any activity that adversely impacts the network’s performance.
When using wireless-enabled devices to listen to music, dialog, sound effects, etc., library users must use earphones to make the sound inaudible to others. If sound is heard despite the earphones, the library user must lower the sound level or turn the equipment off.
Approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on July 2, 2013; amended July 11, 2017; February 7. 2023.