Defiance Public Library System Wireless Access

The Defiance Public Library System provides a free wireless internet access point or "hot spot" for patrons with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals, during normal library business hours. These access points will allow users to access the Internet from their laptop computers when sitting within range of the access point.  Library staff will provide general information on the settings necessary to access the Internet via these connections. Library staff are not responsible for any changes users make to their computer settings and cannot guarantee that a user's hardware will work with the Library's wireless connection. The Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings, so please copy any settings before you change them.

If you are not familiar with computers or networking, we recommend bringing someone with you who can help you configure your laptop. Staff are not trained or equipped to configure personal computers for users. The library staff cannot assist in making changes to your network settings or perform any troubleshooting on your computer.

As with most public wireless "hot spots," the library's wireless connection is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.   Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords, and any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless "hot spot."

The library will not be responsible for any personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.

The library provides access only to Web-based email or through a user's personal Internet provider.

Use of the “hot spot” is governed by the Defiance Public Library Internet Use Policy. All users are expected to use the library's wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.