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Welcome to the East Brunswick Public Library Wireless Network

Free wireless Internet access is available at the East Brunswick Public Library. You don’t need a plug or phone jack, just turn on your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device, connect to our network, and click then proceed!

Library staff are not able to provide technical assistance for configuring your device to enable it connect to the wireless network, and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need help connecting to the library wireless network, please go to a library Internet workstation and review the troubleshooting tips at http://www.ebpl.org/Library_Services/Wireless_Internet.asp or consult the manufacturer of your device.

Wireless networks are generally not secure. The library offers both encrypted and unencrypted networks, and both can potentially be hacked. Using our secure network makes it harder to do so, but not impossible. Information sent to and from your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device may be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment or for damage to notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device configurations, security or files resulting from connecting to The Library’s wireless access.

The wireless internet access that The Library offers is unfiltered. By choosing to use this free service, you agree to abide by The Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy:

Internet Acceptable Use Policy


Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on December 19, 2000

I. The library provides free access to the Internet as part of its mission to promote literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom.

II. The library upholds and affirms the right of every individual to have access to constitutionally protected material on the Internet.

III. Each individual must accept responsibility for determining the appropriateness of the resources that s/he elects to access. Responsibility for youth using the Internet rests with the guardian, not with Library personnel.

IV. During hours in which the East Brunswick Public Schools are not in session, computers in the Youth Services department are reserved for use by children and by adults who are accompanied by children.

V. During all hours that the Library is open, computers in the Teen Space are reserved for use by teens and adults who are accompanied by teens.

VI. No person shall use an Internet access device in a way that is inappropriate for an open public area shared by people of all ages and backgrounds or that disturbs or interferes with customers, employees or operations of the library.

Customers may not:

A. Display, send, receive or print text, images or graphics of obscene material or materials harmful to minors ad defined by Chapter 153 of the Code of the Township of East Brunswick or by New Jersey Statutes Annotated 2C: 34-2, @C:34-3 and 2C:34-4.
B. Display, send, receive or print text, images or graphics that violate laws relating to child pornography.
C. Use an Internet workstation to transmit threatening or harassing material.
D. Display, send, receive or print text, images or graphics of materials that are deliberately offensive or create an intimidating or hostile environment for library staff and customers.
E. Violate copyright or software licensing agreements.
F. Gain unauthorized access to any computing, information, or communications devices or resources;
G. Damage, alter, or degrade computer equipment, peripherals, software, or configurations;
H. Use an Internet access device to conduct commercial activities, including the sale of goods and services.

V. Professional librarians on staff are authorized to terminate the Internet session of any customer who fails to comply with this policy; to take further action in accordance with the Library Code of Conduct; and to report illegal activity of which they become aware to the appropiate authorities for prosecution.

Rules for Internet Use

1. Use of public access Internet computers is limited to a thirty-minute session when other computer users are waiting.

2. Use of the Reference Department public access Internet computers is free. There is a 10-cent per page charge for printouts, to be paid at the Business Resource Center window.

3. Time permitting, library staff help with basic computer problems and help customers find appropriate information on the Internet. Staff is not able to offer extensive explanations or provide in-depth training to users on demand. Internet tutorials are available online and The Library offers computer training classes. Information about computer training opportunities in the area and relevant books and manuals are available in The Library.

4. The Library's computers are set up for optimal use by a single individual. However, in some cases, such as a parent/guardian with a child, it may be important for two persons to work/sit together at a single computer. In all cases, because of limited space, a maximum of two persons may sit and/or work together at any one computer.

5. Computers in the Training Center are for individual, quiet use only.

6. All Internet users are expected to respect the privacy of all other library users, including not representing oneself as another user, modifying passwords, trying to gain access to another's data or search history, or hovering over others using computers while waiting one's turn.

7. Users may not save their data or install their own software on the hard drives of library computers.

8. The Library is not responsible for any damage done to computer users' data, hardware or software by any virus that may have been contracted on or through library equipment. Although The Library has installed virus protection on its computers it is always possible for a new virus to appear and, therefore, protection cannot be guaranteed.

9. The Library is not responsible for any damage done to computer users' data, hardware or software as a result of the malfunctioning of library hardware or software.

10. Computer users are liable for damage to equipment caused by inappropriate or unauthorized use. Misuse of library computers may result in the suspension or loss of privilege to use them.