Wi-Fi Access Policy


The Racine Public Library provides an unfiltered wireless Internet Hot Spot. This service is for patrons with Wireless-capable devices, such as wireless-capable laptops and handheld computers. This service is intended to be available during the normal operating hours of the library. However, the library cannot guarantee that wireless service will be available at any specific time.

To access the Wi-Fi network, you need a laptop or handheld computer that is configured to conform to standard 802.11b. Most new laptops that come configured for wireless access can automatically pick up the wireless signal. Individuals may need to know how to use their wireless device’s configuration software to connect to the wireless network. Due to liability issues, library staff is not allowed to configure patrons’ laptops or handheld computers or install any devices or software on those computers. Technical support is only available from the wireless service vendor.

Wireless networks are not secure and use is at the individual’s own risk. Virus, security and privacy protection are the responsibility of the patron and are not provided by the library.

The library is not responsible for any damage to data files, alteration to file systems, or functionality of the computer resulting from connecting to the wireless network.

The library is not responsible for damage, theft, loss of property, personal information, software or other personal property used in the library.

The library cannot guarantee Internet speed or quality of the connection.

The library does not supply electrical power for patron equipment. The patron is responsible for supplying charged batteries.

The library does not supply printing on the wireless network.

The Wi-Fi connection cannot be used for illegal purposes, nor shall it be used in any way that violates library policies.


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Dwayne Olsen                                                                                       Date

President, Board of Trustees

Racine Public Library


Adopted by the library board April 21, 2005.