is available throughout the Library. For futher information on laptop
use @ PWPL see Laptops.
The Peter White Public Library Wi-Fi network is available to all
visitors. Each floor of the library has a wireless access point you may
connect to without using a password.
main floor, at circulation desk
top floor, at reference desk
lower level, at youth services desk
connected, open a new internet browser window. The library wireless
policy will display. After you click “Accept” at the bottom-left, you
- Wireless printing is available, including Android and iOS
devices. 10¢ per page. See the reference desk.
- There are network jacks you can plug into directly instead
of using wireless. See the reference desk.
may use library power outlets to keep your devices charged. The 2nd
floor has the most outlets, with excellent spaces to work and study.
- Beverages & snacks are permitted in the library,
just not at library-owned computers.
- Please keep cell phone ringers off or very low, and
conversations at a reasonably low volume level.
Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks
the network name, and connect to networks only if you know who is
hosting them. Avoid setting devices to automatically connect to any
- Newer computer operating systems
will ask what type of wireless network it is you are connecting to. If
you mark the network as a public hotspot, it will lower the computer’s
trust level on that network. This action alone is not a silver bullet
to secure you on public networks.
- Make certain the built in software firewall is turned on in
your operating system.
operating systems that are no longer supported, like Windows XP, should
not be used to access personal data. Keep your software up-to-date to
protect it from known vulnerabilities. This includes the operating
system, web browser, and other programs.
- Use antivirus and anti-malware programs, keep them up to
date, and occasionally allow them to do full scans.
very careful using public networks to do financially sensitive
activities like banking and shopping. If you must use these websites
while connected to a public network, only use sites that begin with
https instead of http. This means the traffic is encrypted. It reduces
the chances that another user on the Wi-Fi network could snoop on your
- Physically secure your device. Don’t let others watch you
type a password. Don’t leave it unattended.