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Wireless Internet Access

 

The Library provides free, wireless access to the Internet.

How to Connect

After connecting to our wireless access point, you must login to the network.  The login page is accessed by opening a web browser and navigating to the library’s homepage.  There are three ways to log in:

  • Library Card
    Patrons can use their library card barcode number along with their PIN (password) to login to our wireless network.  If you don’t have a PIN or forgot it, you can reset it at the front circulation desk.  Note that if your library card has any outstanding fines or other issues, you will need to resolve them before you can sign on.  The session is good for four hours, at which point you will need to logon again.
  • Day Pass
    Patrons can request a day pass at the front circulation desk. This is good for a maximum of four hours and must be returned to the front circulation desk before leaving the building.
  • Guest
    An individual may sign on for 15 minutes per day without needing a library card or day pass.  This can be accomplished by clicking the “15 Minutes Free” link at the bottom of the login page.

Wireless Access Points

The Library has wireless access points throughout the building, shown in the maps below.  Any other access points that you see on your wireless device are not owned by the Library. Please do not attempt to access them.

Filtering

Internet access is filtered to prevent access to malicious or inappropriate websites.  If you think that a legitimate website is being blocked by our filtering software, please contact a staff member.

Printing

While the Library does provide printers for public use, the printers cannot be accessed over the wireless network.  Printers can only be accessed from the Library’s public workstations.  Patrons are advised to email themselves the documents they want to print so that they can access their email from a public workstation and print from there.

For more information on printing in the library, including fees, see the Printing page.

Hours of Availability

Wireless Internet access is available during regular library hours.

Technical Support

Technical support is not available to users for configuration of personal devices. If you experience difficulty obtaining a wireless signal within the library, please move to a location closer to a wireless access point.

Acceptable Use Policy

All computer devices using the Library’s wireless Internet network are subject to the Library’s Acceptable Use Policy.  The Policy outlines rules for the use of computing resources and those rules may be subject to state and/or federal legislation.  By choosing to use the Library’s wireless Internet service, patrons agree to abide by the terms of the Policy.

Disclaimers

The library is not responsible for personal belongings including electronic equipment. Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended.  Patrons should have up-to-date anti-virus software to protect their personal devices and equipment.

The Library’s wireless Internet service is provided by MCLINC (Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium).  MCLINC reserves the right to apply certain conditions to wireless Internet sessions.  Examples of such conditions include but are not limited to: session time limits, bandwidth usage limits, concurrent user limits, age limits, hours of access, or filtering.

MCLINC makes no guarantees with regard to network availability and does not guarantee a secure connection.  Patrons using MCLINC wireless Internet service agree that MCLINC will not be held liable for any damage to personal hardware or software, or for virus infections or other consequences caused by downloads while using the MCLINC network.  Patrons should have up-to-date anti-virus software to protect personal devices.  Patrons agree to indemnify and hold MCLINC and its member libraries harmless from any and all liability.

The MCLINC Wireless Access Policy can be found here: www.mclinc.org/WirelessInternetAccess.htm