WiFi @ Your Library
The Chester County Library System offers FREE wireless Internet access, also known as WiFi or a hotspot, to the public for use with personal laptops and other mobile devices.
Wireless access is unsecured. The public's use of this service is governed by the Library System's Internet Acceptable Use Policy. Connections are filtered to comply with federal law.
What do I need to access the wireless connection?
To access the Library's wireless network, you need a laptop (or suitable PDA or other portable device) equipped with a compatible wireless card. Some portable devices have wireless cards built-in, while others may require you to purchase a compatible card to plug into it.
Installation of the card and its associated software will vary depending on the specific device, card and operating system. Library staff cannot assist you in making changes to the device's network settings or hardware configuration, nor can the Library provide network cards for your use.
How do I connect?
In most cases, you should be able to connect by simply scanning for the network "Library" and opening up a browser to start surfing. Details on configuring or troubleshoot your wireless connection, you will need to refer to your device's documentation.
Can I print from the wireless connection?
Wireless printing is available at some libraries, please ask staff if this option is available to you.
Is the wireless connection secured?
Wireless communications are not secure. Informed, cautious wireless users will avoid transmitting credit card or other sensitive personal information through wireless connections. All users of wireless should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices to assist in protecting them from harm.
Can I access the Library's catalog and electronic databases through a wireless connection?
Yes, access to both the Library catalog and electronic databases are available by clicking here.
What if I have problems? Can Library staff assist?
Library staff cannot provide any technical assistance in configuring you portable device or troubleshooting wireless access problems. There is no guarantee that your wireless device will work with the network.
The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety or security of a patron's personal equipment resulting from the connection to the Library's wireless service.
Last Modified: 3/7/13