Wireless Access Policy

The Port Jervis Free Library is pleased to provide wireless Internet access for the use of our patrons. Agreement to abide by the following rules is a precondition for having access to the wireless network.

  • Patrons must accept the library's basic policy and rules for access to the Internet.
  • The patron is responsible for setting up his or her laptop and software to permit wireless access through the library's network.
  • Access to the wireless network requires an authenticated barcode and password.
  • Holders of the Ramapo Catskill Library System library cards may access the network by using their assigned barcode and PIN number. Persons without library cards may access the system through the use of guest numbers provided by the librarian on duty.
  • The library does not assume responsibility for the safety and integrity of personal equipment, laptop configurations, or data files.
  • The library cannot vouch for the security of wireless communications. It is strongly advised that wireless communication not be used for the transmission of sensitive or personal information.
  • Patrons may not use the library's printers with their own laptop equipment.
  • Library staff members are not permitted to configure a person's personal laptop or to provide assistance with the installation of hardware or software.
  • Patrons are responsible for providing virus protection for personal equipment.
  • The library cannot vouch for the reliability of any website nor the success of any given online transaction.
  • The library's wireless network may require periodic maintenance, and the library cannot be held responsible for unforeseen down time.
  • Patrons using personal laptops in a manner disturbing to others in the library will be asked to turn off the equipment. Furthermore, a patron is required to wear headphones if the speakers on the laptop are on. Repeated violations of these rules will result in suspension of usage privileges.

Approved by Board on ____________________