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Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

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All Library locations offer free wireless access (Wi-Fi) in public areas at all times the libraries are open.

Connecting to the Library's Wireless Network

  • You must have a computer or other device equipped with an 802.11b-compatible wireless card.
  • Using your computer's network utilities, look for the wireless network named "NYPL."
  • The "NYPL" wireless network does not require a password to connect.

Limitations and Disclaimers Regarding Wireless Access

  • The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within three hundred feet.
  • Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.