Computers and Internet

Computers & Internet

COMPUTER TERMINALS FOR PUBLIC USE

Public computers are available for Internet searching at all agencies of the Library on a walk-in and/or appointment basis. Both color and black & white printers are available. Call your local branch for more information. Librarians will answer your questions on using the Internet and advise you on the resources available there and how to access them.

All agencies also have computers with Microsoft Word and Excel on them suitable for preparation of reports and resumés. Call ahead for an appointment.


WIRELESS ACCESS

Wireless Access within the Library

Woodbridge Public Library provides free wireless Internet access to library users with appropriately equipped and configured laptop computers, PDA’s, or other Internet-enabled portable devices. Wireless Internet access is available at the Main Library and at all Branch Libraries.

What is required to use the wireless service?

You will need a 802.11b or 802.11g wireless Ethernet device installed in your laptop, or a laptop with a built-in WIFI capability.

Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or any other web browser.

A charged battery. Some electrical outlets may be available, but the Library cannot guarantee availability.

How do I connect?

In many cases you will not need to change the settings on your computer to connect. Your enabled wireless device will recognize the library’s open wireless network. Simply launch your web browser. Your computer's home page will appear and you may begin surfing immediately.

Limitations and Disclaimers

Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent to and from your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device may be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.

We have tried to make wireless access as available as possible in our Library, but you may encounter some "dead" spots where wireless reception may be limited. If you have trouble accessing the Internet or staying online please move to a different location within the library.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's wireless access, or from connection to the Library's power supply.

The wireless Internet access we offer is unfiltered. By choosing to use this free service, you agree to abide by the Library's Internet Access Policy. This policy states the limitations of internet access, your responsibilities for using that access, and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses.

Printing is not available via the wireless connection.

Woodbridge Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings and cannot guarantee your hardware will work with our wireless connection.


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