Wireless at the Library – FAQs
? Where can I pick up a wireless signal?
Sellers/Main: in both the Adult and Children’s Library.
Primos: most areas of the library.
Municipal: all areas of the library.
? How do I log on?
A handout is available from any staff member with directions.
? What is the charge?
This service is free to our patrons.
? What do I need to pick up the signal?
Laptops should have an 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network card or higher. We are experiencing some problems with Windows VISTA.
? Can I get a signal on my PDA or other handheld device?
? It looks like there is more than one signal available. Which one do I choose?
In the Adult Library: udlibraryadultarea
In the Children’s Library: udlibrarychildrensarea
? Does the Library have an Acceptable Use Policy?
Yes. A copy may be obtained from any staff member or click here.
? What does the Acceptable Use Policy say?
The policy outlines
- any restrictions you are subject to, such as filtering;
- any library policies that apply to using the network, including but not limited to the Upper Darby Twp./Sellers Memorial Free Public Library Behavior Policy
- other standards of behavior and/or limitations, including but not limited to
- The Delaware County Library System Electronic Information Network (EIN) and Internet Safety Policy
- Applicable PA State and Federal laws.
? Can a librarian help me configure my laptop?
No. Library staff is not allowed to configure the private property of patrons, for liability reasons.
? Is there a time limit for using the wireless network?
No. After an hour of use, you may be prompted to login again. However, you will pick up right where you left off.
? Can I listen to music?
Yes – please use headphones.
? Can I print directly from my laptop?
Not using library printers. You can, however -
Save your work to a flash drive or other storage device.
Print from one of the library workstations stations.
Note-not all library computers have accessible floppy disk drives, CD dives or USB ports for flash drives, or compatible versions of software. Check with a staff member before assuming you can print your work.
You may also bring your own portable printer and paper.
? Can I access the Delaware County Library System databases?
Yes, on a limited basis. The DCLS databases consider all wireless access as “remote” or “at home” access. Only those databases and services available via remote access can be used through wireless access. A current and valid library card with barcode is also required.
? Does the library have a laptop I can use?
? Anything else I need to know?
At both Sellers/Main and Primos, only a limited number of electrical outlets are available . A fully charged battery would be advisable. At the Municipal Branch, seating is limited.
All seating is on a first come first served basis ONLY.
Revised August, 2012