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Wireless Internet access is now available at all Kanawha County Public Library system libraries. It is also available at the Nitro Public Library during regular hours of operation only. Just bring in your laptop or other wireless device, find a seat, and log on to the World Wide Web. The service is free and available inside the Main Library and all branches during the library's regular hours of operation. Free WiFi is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the area surrounding the outside of the Main Library and all branches.

Convenient power outlets are available on the second floor of the Main Library. Please do not move furniture or otherwise jeopardize safety, impede movement or access of others to materials and services.

Getting Started

  1. Turn on your computer

  2. Open your browser when your computer automatically detects the library's wireless network

  3. If more than one wireless ntework is listed, choose the network that has the words "public library" in its name.

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Acceptable Use

Wireless users must abide by the library's Electronic Resources and Usage Policy, the Code of Patron Behavior, and the Children's Department Supplement.

Do not download movies, large music files or massive data files, which may result in interruptions to your connection.

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  • Printing is not available using the library's wireless connection. Save your work to a floppy disk or USB flash drive and sign up to use one of the public use computers to print at the library.
  • All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection and firewall software on their laptop computers or other wireless devices.
  • As with most other public wireless "hot spots," this connection is not secure. Information sent and received could be intercepted by another wireless user.
  • The library's wireless connection is filtered by our Internet service provider. Adult users may request that individual websites be unblocked by a library staff member for research or other lawful purposes.
  • The library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings and cannot guarantee your device will work with our wireless connection. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment or data while using the library's wireless connection.
  • Library staff cannot assist in making changes to your network settings or perform any troubleshooting on your computer. Refer to your owner's manual, or contact your hardware provider for additional assistance.
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