Thompson Public Library

Wireless Network Policy

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the Thompson Public Library & Louis P. Faucher Community Center building.

The Thompson Public Library’s public wireless network is open to any individual with a Library Card issued by any Connecticut public library. Residents from out of state with proper ID may request a guest card in order to access the wireless network.

Use of the wireless network is governed by the Library’s Public Access Internet and Computer Use Policy. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO ACCESSING THE LIBRARY’S WIRELESS NETWORK and understand that you agree to abide by this policy when you use the Library’s wireless network. Copies of the Library’s Internet Access Policy are available on our website or at the Circulation Desk.

You will need to bring your own wireless-ready laptop or PDA device to the Library. Most wireless equipment will be compatible. However, the Library guarantees neither the compatibility of your equipment with the Library’s Wireless network nor the reliability of connections to the network or to the internet.

Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance. Please refer to your owner’s manual or other support services offered by your device manufacturer.

Printing is not available over the Network. If you need to print, save to a floppy disk, or email the file to yourself, then use one of our public workstations to print.

Security: The Library’s wireless network provides no data encryption between the access points and your device. It is your responsibility to protect your laptop or other wireless device through the use of up-to-date virus protection, personal firewall and other measures. The Library recommends that credit card information and passwords not be transmitted while using the wireless network.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for device configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library’s network or the Internet, nor liability for any damages to hardware, software or data, howsoever caused.

AB / Approved by the Library Board of Trustees 1/25/07