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Wireless Access

The library provides Public Access Computers (PACs) for card holders and guests. The library provides free wireless access for use with your own device. Use of the library’s wireless network requires that you agree to our usage policy.

Patrons using wireless access provided by the Olean Public Library are subject to the Olean Public Library Public Access Computer Use Policy and the Rules Governing the Use of the Library.

  • The library’s wireless network is open and non-secure.
  • The Olean Public Library is not responsible for any damage to personal equipment, software or data that may occur as a result of using the library’s wireless network. It is highly recommended that you use anti-virus and firewall software and updated patches when accessing any wireless network.
  • Response speed, bandwidth, the ability to connect to the wireless Internet network, and continuity of connection are not guaranteed. Wireless users may experience loss of signal from time to time and the library cannot take responsibility for loss of data. Frequent backup of important files is recommended.
  • You must have your own wireless device with Wi-Fi capability. Patrons may not connect their own equipment to the library’s computer network or to library computers by means of a wire or cable.
  • You are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment and how to access wireless networks through your device’s operating system. Library staff cannot configure, diagnose or modify a library patron’s equipment. Staff can not provide technical support of any kind.
  • The library cannot guarantee the security of equipment owned by library patrons and is not responsible for the theft or damage of personal laptop computers and other devices. NEVER LEAVE YOUR EQUIPMENT UNATTENDED.
  • Patrons may connect their wireless devices to any available electrical power outlet, provided the cords do not create a hazard. Patrons may not unplug library equipment, move furniture, or block exits or aisles.
  • Headphones must be used in the library when using devices with sound; headphones are not provided by the library.

The Olean Public Library reserves the right to prohibit anyone from accessing the wireless network if that person is violating any of the policies or guidelines of the Olean Public Library.

–Adopted January 20, 2010