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Wireless Internet Access

Free wireless Internet access is available at the Woodward Memorial Library during library business hours.  Registration is not required to use the wireless network.

Equipment/Technical Assistance

To access the wireless network you must have a laptop computer equipped with a wireless card or other wireless device (PDA).  The patron is responsible for configuring his/her equipment to access the library’s wireless network.

Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance to wireless users.  The library cannot guarantee that you will be able to connect successfully to the wireless network.

Printing is not available via the wireless connection.  If you need to print, either email the files to your web-based email account or save to a floppy disk, CD, or USB drive and use one of the public computers to print to the photocopier.

Security

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety, function, or performance of equipment, or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from the connection to the Library’s network.

The Library’s wireless network is not secure.  Open wireless connections can be captured by others with a wireless device and specific software.  When logging onto the wireless network, be sure you are accessing WML.

The Library will not be responsible for any personal information that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.

Rules for Use

All users of the Library’s wireless network must abide by WMLs Internet Policy:

  • All users of electronic information resources such as the Internet are expected to use resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow these rules and regulations.
    Responsible, ethical use of such resources includes the following:
    • Using resources for educational, informational and recreational purposes only:  not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes;
    • Respecting the privacy of others by not misrepresenting oneself as another user; by not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; by not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering software components of any network or database;
    • Making only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data;
    • Not sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics that may reasonably be construed as obscene, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate.
  • The following acts are prohibited:
    • Transmission of material in violation of any federal or state regulation.
    • Criminal speech or activity, such as, threats to the President, instructions on breaking into computer systems, child pornography, drug dealing, purchase of alcohol and gang activities.
    • Copyright infringement or plagiarism.

Children

Wireless Internet access is available to patrons of all ages.  Parents or guardians of children under 18 years of age are responsible for their child’s Internet use.  Woodward Memorial Library assumes no responsibility for the use of the wireless network by children.

Loss of Privileges

The use of the wireless network is a privilege, not a right.  The privilege may be revoked at the discretion of library staff if a patron violates this policy.

 


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