Wireless Internet Access Policy
The Lucy Robbins Welles Library now offers wireless “WiFi” access to the library’s Internet service for properly equipped laptops and handheld devices. When you use the Internet in the library you are accepting the library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy as well as the Town of Newington’s Information Systems and Technology Department’s ”Acceptable Use Policy (Public Networks)”. Please take the time to read these policies since use of the network constitutes acceptance and compliance to these terms.
The Lucy Robbins Welles Library, hereinafter, Library, offers wireless access (WiFi) to the library’s Internet service for properly equipped laptops and handheld devices. The network is maintained by the Town of Newington, hereinafter, Town. Access to this managed network is provided as a service for casual Internet browsing and research. Network performance and operational integrity are monitored to ensure the shared resources are not impacted in a negative manner by bandwidth consuming applications or abusive behavior.
Under no circumstances is a user of our public network authorized to engage in any activity that is illegal under local, state, federal or international law. Resources are not to be used for commercial gain. Resources are not to be used for commercial gain. Copying or downloading or distributing (which includes peer to peer file sharing) of material found on the Internet may infringe on copyright or other intellectual property rights. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.
If inappropriate activity is detected on the network the Library and /or Town reserves the right to enforce corrective actions to protect the integrity of network. Suspected unlawful or improper use of this network may be reported to law enforcement agencies.
When you access the Public Network in the library you are accepting the library’s “Public Network Access Acceptable Use Policy.” It is the responsibility of anyone accessing this network to read these policies since use of the network constitutes acceptance and compliance to these terms.
The Internet is a public communications network, which means that there can be un-trusted parties between you and anybody you communicate with. WiFi unplugs the Internet and makes personal security risks more visible. WiFi poses the same risks to your personal information that a wired network poses, as well as some new risks. WiFi users need to educate themselves about these risks, and take steps to secure their personal information. The Town of Newington and Lucy Robbins Welles Library recommend that you do not transmit credit card information, sensitive biographical information (social security number, date of birth, etc.) and passwords while using any WiFi “hotspot,” including the Library’s. The Town of Newington and Lucy Robbins Welles Library cannot assure the safety of your data when you use either our wired patron computers or the available wireless network.
- You are responsible for setting up your own equipment.
- The Lucy Robbins Welles Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer(s) or handheld device(s) settings.
- If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturers of your hardware or software.
- Printers are not part of the Wireless Network. If you need to print, please save the work to disk, then login to one of the public workstations to send print jobs to one of the “Pay for Print” printers.
Lucy Robbins Welles Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for patrons who use their own devices.
Adopted April 2004
Revised December 2010
Revised April 2013
Lucy Robbins Welles Library Board of Directors