Wireless Internet Use Policy

Wireless Internet Use Policy 

The following are rules and regulations of the Hannibal Library. They are effective September 16th, 2008 as adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Hannibal Library.

The Hannibal Library offers free wireless Internet access to library users with wireless-enabled devices. The library provides unrestricted access to the Internet and does not monitor or control content. The provisions set forth in the Librarys Internet Use Policy and Acceptable Use Guidelines are applicable to wireless network access.

Our network supports a wide range of laptop computers. Most wireless network cards will be compatible. However, the Library can make no guarantees as to compatibility of a library users

device with the Librarys network. If a device doesnt recognize our wireless network, the library user should review the configuration settings provided at the Circulation desk. Library staff does not provide wireless access support and will not install or modify hardware or software.

Communication through the wireless network should not be considered secure. Library users are responsible for selecting and installing security protection and current virus definitions on their wireless devices. The Library is not responsible for damage to hardware or software, transmission of computer viruses, loss of data or email, or any harm resulting from the use of an unsecured server. It is strongly advised that personal, financial or otherwise sensitive information not be transmitted through the wireless network.

Printing from the wireless network is not currently available. Files can be saved to a device or e-mailed for printing elsewhere.

The wireless network can accommodate interactive searches on the Web. It cannot accommodate the downloading of large document files. Therefore, downloading of software, images, music, etc. from the Web onto a library users equipment is not permitted. Library users will be asked to terminate any activity that adversely impacts the networks performance.

When using wireless-enabled devices to listen to music, dialog, sound effects, etc. Library users must use earphones to make the sound inaudible to others. If sound is heard despite the earphones, the library user must lower the sound level or turn the equipment off.