WiFi at Your Library

The Library offers FREE wifi at all of our locations during open hours.

Please read the Computer and WiFi Use Policy [PDF] before you use the library wifi.

Important Information:

  • Our wifi network is an open, unsecured connection.
  • Do not send personal or any sensitive data you do not want others to see while on the wifi network.
  • Do not do online banking or make purchases online with a credit card while using an unsecured connection.
  • Make sure your battery is charged or bring a spare. There may not be electrical outlets available.

How do I use wireless at the library?

You will need to bring your own laptop computer to the library. Your laptop will need to have built-in wifi or you will need to purchase and install a wifi network card. The Library does not provide wireless cards and does not install them.

Most wifi equipment will be compatible with library's wifi network. The library can make no guarantees that you will be able to connect with the library's network.

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Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?

The password to the library's patron wireless network is posted in the library and can be requested from library staff. A library card is not required and there are no special encryption settings or usernames. The wifi network is filtered at the child level. You must agree to Computer and Wifi Use Agreement to connect. If you do not agree, you will not connect to the library's wireless network.

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Since I'm using my own equipment, do the general rules about computer use still apply to me?

Yes, you must accept library's Computer Wifi Use Agreement (PDF) before using the wifi network. Any activities that violate the agreement apply to you whether or not you are on a library computer or your own.

If you attempt to circumvent library procedures or attempt to access or manipulate equipment that you are not authorized to use, you will be disconnected permanently from the library's wifi network.

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Can the library help me configure my computer?

No, because each computer is different, and library staff is not able to offer technical assistance with your configuration. Read Configuration Help for Different Operating Systems for more information.

PCPL is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings. If you need assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturers of your hardware or software.

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What about virus protection and security?

It is solely your responsibility to provide anti-virus protection, and to configure your laptop/PDA with security. The library is not responsible for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings; or lack of virus protection. Wireless users assume all risks when using the wifi network. Any virus-infected computer connecting to the wireless network will be permanently blocked.

Requests to Unblock a Website

Requests to unblock a website that is currently filtered by the system can be submitted using the Contact Us form.

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Can I print on the library's printer when I am using wireless?

Yes, printing is available at all libraries except Salazar-Ajo Library. Wireless printing works from a laptop, but not from a tablet or smartphone. See wireless printing for details.

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Configuration Help for Different Operating Systems

Windows Operating Systems

You may need administrative access to your laptop to change these settings.

Enable the wireless on your laptop

View available networks

Select pima-library network

Click Connect

Macintosh Operating Systems

Your laptop should join the wifi network automatically. If not, go to your wireless network settings and select join networks automatically.

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