Wireless Internet Access Policy

Pearle L Crawford Memorial Library

Wireless Internet Access Policy

The Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library provides free wireless Internet access for library patrons with laptops and other portable handheld devices. There are three public access points, or “hot spots” within the building.

· Staff will not be responsible for troubleshooting problems with the patron's personal device. While staff will provide general information on how to access the wireless network, staff will not configure a patron's personal device. The library cannot guarantee that the patron's equipment will be compatible with the wireless network.

· Users should be aware that no wireless connection is completely secure. Therefore, users should be wary of transmitting information of personal and confidential nature over the wireless connection.

· The Library is not responsible for any damage that may occur to the laptop computer or other personal device while connected to the wireless network. This includes, but is not limited to, hardware, software, or data loss due to electrical surges, power loss, service interruptions, computer viruses, spyware, and/or any other type of computer malware. Anti-virus and security protections are the responsibility of the patron.

· Laptops and other devices should not be left unattended in the library. The library assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen equipment.

· The Library's Internet access is unfiltered. Parents or legal guardians who want their children to have filtered access should purchase filtering software for their computing devices.

· Patrons may connect their wireless devices to any available electrical power outlet provided the cord(s) do not create a tripping hazard. Library staff shall determine what constitutes a hazard. Patrons may not unplug library equipment. Batteries should be charged before coming to the library as we cannot guarantee the availability of outlets.

· Printing is not available to patrons using the wireless network

· By choosing to utilize the free wireless connection offered by the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library patrons are agreeing to abide by the Library's Internet and Computer Use Policy. This policy applies to all wireless connections inside and outside of the facility on the Library's premises.

· Violations of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library Wireless Access Policy will result in loss of access.

Approved by the Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, May 12, 2010.