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Wireless Internet Access Policy

How do I connect? Read the Wi-Fi Zone guidelines.

The Scarsdale Public 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 Internet Use Policy and Acceptable Use Guidelines are applicable to wireless network (Wi-Fi) access.

Our network supports a wide range of Wi-Fi (802.11b) laptop computers, PDAs and other devices. Most Wi-Fi 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 in the Wi-Fi Zone Guidelines (also available at the Reference Desk). Library staff does not provide wireless access support and will not install or modify hardware or software.

Communication through the wireless network should not be considered secure. Library users are responsible for selecting and installing security protection and current virus definitions on their Wi-Fi devices. The Library is not liable for damage to hardware or software, transmission of computer viruses, loss of data or e-mail, 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 not currently available. Files can be saved to a device or e-mailed.

The wireless network can accommodate interactive searches on the Web. It cannot accommodate the downloading of large document files. Therefore, downloading of software, images, music, etc. from the Web onto a library user’s equipment is not permitted. 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 use of earphones, the library user must lower the sound level or turn the equipment off.

Approved by the Scarsdale Public Library Board of Trustees,December 2004