Wireless Network Access Policy

(Adopted 2/19/07, reviewed 2/18/08, amended 2/16/09, amended 3/15/10, reviewed 2/21/11, amended 2/20/12, 2/18/13, reviewed 2/17/14, amended 2/16/15, reviewed 2/15/16, amended 2/20/17, 3/19/18)

The Delphi Public Library offers free wireless access (aka WiFi) throughout the main building for library patrons to use with their own personal notebooks, laptops, and other mobile devices.

 

As with most public wireless access, the library's wireless connection is not secure. There can be third parties between a user and anybody with whom the user communicates, and any information transmitted could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, passwords, and any other sensitive information) while using any wireless connection. Library patrons are asked to take appropriate precautions when using this service.

 

Library staff can provide general assistance for connecting a device to the wireless network but cannot always troubleshoot problems related to a user's personal wireless device. See the Technology Assistance Policy for more information. The library cannot guarantee that a user's device will work with the library's wireless access points.

 

All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices. The library will not be responsible for any information (e.g., credit card) that is compromised or for any damage caused to a user's hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues, or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. The use of the library's wireless network is entirely at the risk of the user. The library disclaims all liability for loss of confidential information or damages resulting from that loss. The library will not be responsible for laptops or other devices left unattended.

 

All users are expected to use the library's wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided. A patron's use of this service is also governed by the library's Internet Acceptable Use Policy. This policy is posted at the public access computer stations and on the library's web page and is available from any staff member at the main desk.

 

The library's wireless network has been configured for interactive searches and information gathering on the internet and is not sized for large downloads. Users who need to download software or large images should use the wired public access computers in the library. Wireless printing is available.

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