Wireless Access

The Waltham Public Library offers free wireless Internet access. This service is available during the library's regular operating hours.

To connect to the Library’s wireless network, you will need any standard Network Interface Card (802.1 lb or 802.1lg) connected to your laptop or handheld device. Many new computers will access the wireless network automatically.

Library staff can not provide the wireless card, configure your equipment for you, nor help you with troubleshooting.

Wireless access is available throughout the building but signal strength will vary. If you find the Internet to be slow or not working from your location in the Library, shut down your laptop and try again in another area.

When using the Internet anywhere in the Library, you are accepting the Library’s Computer Use Policy. This policy is posted by the computers in the Reference Area and is available at the Reference Desk and on the Library’s website.

If you use the Minuteman databases, you will be logged in as a “Home Access” user rather than an ‘In Library” user.

The Library takes no responsibility for any damage caused to your laptop or handheld device from configuration changes or software downloaded while accessing the Library‘s public wireless network. The wireless signal and the bandwidth are not within our control; the Library is not responsible if you cannot get on to the Internet at any time. The network is unsecured so any use is at the user’s risk.