Wireless Internet

Wireless Access Policy


Policy Statement


The mission of the Kirtland Public Library is to provide access to materials in a variety of formats and technologies.  The Library will provide a free Internet access point or ‘hot spot’ for users with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals.


Policy Regulations


  1. The access point will be available during normal Library business hours.
  2. The access point will allow users to access the Internet from their laptop computers or other wireless devices when sitting within range of the access point.
  3. The wireless access point will be shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.
  4. Use of the access point is governed by the Library’s Internet Policy for Patrons.
  5. The Library cannot assist patrons with their laptops or configurations.  The Library cannot accept the liability of handling patrons’ equipment.
  6. The Library is not liable for the consequences of wireless network use in any way, including the transmission of computer viruses, loss of data or e-mail, or any harm resulting from the use of an unsecured server.
  7. Computers and other devices connected to the Library’s wireless access point will be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only, not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. 
  8. This policy covers any equipment used anywhere on the Library property.

Policy Procedures


  1. Reference staff will provide patrons with a basic instruction sheet and the wireless network name/password.
  2. Reference staff will verify that the Library’s connections are operational if a user has problems accessing the Internet via the wireless hot spot.
  3. Staff members are not permitted to provide direct assistance in configuring laptops.
  4. Printers are not available for wireless users.




Approved:  5/9/2005