Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
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Using Your Own Laptop or Wireless Device at the Library

Wireless Internet Access

Free wireless access is provided in all public areas during the library’s operating hours for patrons using personal wireless laptops or devices. Simply look for library in the list of available wireless networks and select connect. You should see the Library's "splash page" and you will need to agree to the library's Wireless Use Policy before your device can connect to the Internet. Once connected, you can even print from your device to our black and white printer (see below).

Note: no wired ethernet connectivity is available to the public.

Web-based Printing

Print virtually any document or web page from your laptop computer, home computer, PDA or other web-enabled device using the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library web printing service. There is a cost of $.10/page (single-sided) and $.20/page (double-sided) for black and white printing. Print jobs sent from this site can be picked up at the Circulation Desk at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library during normal business hours. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after 72 hours.

Limitations and Disclaimers

The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device with WiFi-compliant 802.11b or g and the appropriate software, within three hundred feet. Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection. The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.

All users of the Library's wireless network are expected to abide by the Wireless Internet Use and Computer and Internet Use policies.

Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity

  • library should be in the list of available networks. If it is not, check to make sure that the wireless is turned on and enabled in the device. Many computers have a button near the keyboard or a switch on the side that disables the wireless card in their device and/or a way to disable the wireless in software settings.
  • Cookies must be enabled in your browser in order to connect.
  • Some mobile devices say that you need to "log in" when you choose library. This is okay. There is no password required, but you need to agree to the terms of use.
  • Once you are connected to the Internet, you will have 24 hours of use before the splash page appears again. After 24 hours, your device will disconnect from the internet and you will need to agree to the terms of service again. You should be prompted with the splash page if you disconnect from the wireless on your device, then reconnect (or turn off your wireless then turn it back on).
  • Not all VPNs are able to connect to the Library's wireless network. Library staff is not able to diagnose VPN connection problems.

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