The Mercer Public Library (MPL) provides an unfiltered wireless Internet Hot Spot. This service is for patrons with Wireless-capable devices, such as wireless-capable laptops and handheld computers. This service will normally be available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week. However, the library cannot guarantee that wireless services will be available at all scheduled times.
To access the WiFi network, you need a laptop or handheld computer that is configured to conform to standard 802.11b. Most new laptops that come configured for wireless access can automatically pick up the wireless signal.
If you are not sure if your notebook, laptop computer or other device has this functionality, please check with the manufacturer or supplier.
If your notebook/computer or other device does not include wireless networking, you may be able to purchase a variety of external cards and/or USB devices. The manufacturer or supplier of your equipment, or technology merchants can help you find the right product for your notebook/computer or other device.
Individuals may need to know how to use their wireless device’s configuration software to connect to the wireless network. Due to liability issues, library staff is not allowed to configure patrons’ laptops or handheld computers or install any devices or software on those computers. In addition, patrons are not able to plug their devices into the library’s electrical outlets.
Wireless networks are not secure and use is at the individual’s own risk. Virus, security and privacy protection are the responsibility of the patron and are not provided by the library.
The wireless Internet access we offer is unfiltered. By choosing to use this free service, you agree to abide by the Library’s Acceptable Use policy. This policy states the limitations of Internet access and your responsibilities for using that access.