Computers & WiFi

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Computers & Internet Policy

Computers with Internet access, word processing, spreadsheet software, assorted reference programs, and printing capability ($0.20/per page) are available to patrons with a valid library card. (Library card MUST be presented for computer use. Visitors to Lewiston Public Library may be granted temporary access to computers by presenting a government issued ID.)
Minors under 18 years of age need parental consent to use the library computers.  Ages 13 and under must have adult present to use computers with Internet access.

The Lewiston Public Library provides free wireless access throughout the entire building, allowing visitors to use their privately owned computer equipment to access the Internet.  The Library’s public wireless network is open to anyone who agrees to abide by the Library’s Computer/Internet Policy. This policy prohibits abusive, offensive and illegal activities while inside the facility or while using the Library’s Internet connection. Wireless access does not require the completion of a registration process.  Wireless access at LPL is not filtered.

Wireless is Internet access using radio frequencies as opposed to using cables. This enables library patrons to bring their own laptop to the library and use the library’s Internet connection from anywhere, not just the computer area, in the library. Patron laptop computers must have a wireless Internet card that supports the WiFi standard (also known as IEEE 802.11a, b, or g).

There is no staff available to assist with setting up wireless Internet on your computer; you are the person responsible for setting up your own equipment. Printers are not available via the wireless connection; if you need to print, save to a floppy or flash drive and use one of our public workstations to print. Just bring your laptop with wireless networking card to the library and connect to the Internet using the “Lewiston” network.  All visitors are welcome. Please ask at the circulation desk for the password.  Also, please note the speed of the service will be slower during times when more people are using the connection.

The Lewiston Public Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings and cannot guarantee your hardware will work with our wireless connection. Wi-Fi users assume all risks and responsibilities associated with using the Library’s wireless. The Library is not liable for any consequences of wireless network access including: loss of data, transmission of computer viruses and the interception of sensitive data. The Library recommends Wi-Fi users provide anti-virus protection and appropriate security settings on their own equipment.