WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS POLICY
Board Approved 1/4/12
Those who would like to access the Internet via our wireless network must have their own portable computer which is equipped with a wireless card and set to obtain an ip address automatically, with no proxy server settings. Library staff cannot guarantee that they will be able to troubleshoot this connection for you, provided you have trouble detecting our network.
Please note that although the portions of the library’s Computer and Internet Policy concerning library equipment do not apply to laptop users, all ethical considerations do apply. A copy of this policy is available for viewing at the Circulation Desk. If we find that an individual is using the wireless connection at the Milford Memorial Library in a manner which violates what the library board has deemed appropriate use, library staff will ask the individual to cease use of the Internet and leave the library.
The library does not provide access to our network printer for those using a personal laptop computer, nor do we provide any physical connectivity other than an electrical outlet, when available. Patrons are not permitted to “unplug” any library equipment in order to “plug in” their personal equipment.
In an effort to provide efficient service, a quick-start guide will be provided to those wishing to access our wireless network. Copies of this policy, our Computer and Internet Policy, and a Milford Library Wireless HotSpot troubleshooting guide (provided by our computer technician) will be available at the Circulation Desk for those who wish to view our full policies and/or gain advice on troubleshooting.
The library will make no attempt to require signatures of those wishing to use our wireless Internet connection, nor will we differentiate between juvenile and adult users of this service as we do with library-owned computers. The library will assume that those under 18 years of age in possession of the necessary equipment will have attained this equipment with the knowledge and approval of their parents or guardians.