Printable version of FAQs
Printable version of WiFi Policy
Morley Library Wireless Internet FAQs
What is WiFi?
WiFi is short for Wireless Fidelity. It's a radio wave technology which allows an
appropriately equipped device to access the Internet within Morley Library
without physically connecting to a network via Ethernet or phone line. In
short, it's the ability to use the Internet without having to plug anything in.
Where is it?
Coverage is available on all floors of the
Library, and should be equally strong in all public areas.
When is it available?
WiFi is available during regular library hours.
What do I need?
You will need a laptop or suitable PDA equipped
with an IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network card. Newer laptops have
wireless cards built-in. For most others, you can purchase a compatible card to
plug in to your computer. (Cards are sold at computer stores.) Installation of
the card and its associated software will vary depending specific computer, card
and operating system. Your computer must be DHCP-enabled.
If sound volume is not turned off,
you will also need a set of headphones to prevent music and other sounds from
What if I donít own a laptop or PDA?
You will not be able to use the wireless network,
but may still access the Internet using our hard-wired public access computers
in the Computer Center on the 1st Floor. Morley Library does not
supply or loan network cards, laptop computers or PDAs.
Is there a charge for this service?
No. Wireless access is provided as a public
service free of charge on an "as is" basis with no guarantee and no warranty.
How do I connect?
In most cases, a connection will be automatic.
You will need to do nothing more than open your browser and start surfing. Morley Library can not guarantee a
wireless connection with all laptops and PDAs.
Can Library Staff help me configure or
troubleshoot my wireless device?
Sorry, Library Staff can not accept the
liability of handling your equipment. Everyone's computer is different and you
are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment.
Are there power outlets available?
There will be some power outlets
available throughout the library for laptop use. However, we recommend that you
fully charge your battery before coming to the library to use our wireless
access. We cannot guarantee that an outlet will be available to you and running
power cords across traffic areas is not permitted.
I canít get a connection, but the person
sitting next to me can. Why?
Not all wireless cards are the same. The quality
of your card versus your neighbor's can be quite different.
What are the guidelines for use?
When using our network (whether WiFi or
hard-wired in our Computer Center), you agree to be bound by the Morley Library
OPLIN, Internet, WiFi and Computer Use Policy. Morley Library computers contain
the NOLA Internet Information Management System (NIIMS) governing access. While
Morley Library respects the intellectual freedom of its users, Morley Library is
obligated to adhere to ORC 3375.351 and ORC 3375.352.
Some ports and network services may be
unavailable through the wireless network.
Web-based email may be accessed, but
the Libraryís wireless network does not allow for email using POP, SMTP, IMAP,
etc. In addition, the wireless network does not allow for Telnet, SSH, FTP,
VPNs and other services beyond web access.
How long does my connection last while Iím in
We have not implemented any sort of time limit;
however, we reserve the right to do so at a later date.
Can I print from the wireless network?
No. To print, you should either save your
document and print from home, or print from a hard-wired PC in our Computer
Center. To print Microsoft Office documents in the Computer Center, save it to
Is the WiFi network secure?
Communications over a wireless network are less
secure than through a hard-wired network. Information sent from or to your
laptop can be captured by anyone with a wireless device and appropriate software
within approximately three hundred feet. It is recommended that you do not use
such a network to transmit personal, financial, legal or other sensitive
information. The wireless connection is used entirely at the risk of the owner.
Am I protected from viruses while using the
Libraryís WiFi connection?
No. Virus and security protection is the
responsibility of the patron.
I can connect to the Internet, but how do I
get help finding the information I am looking for?
If you have questions about accessing the
Libraryís reference databases or about finding specific information on the
Internet, ask for assistance at the 3rd Floor Reference Desk.
For your own protection, laptops and PDAs must NOT be left unattended. Further,
Morley Library assumes no responsibility for any laptop or other device left
Troubleshooting the Wireless Connection
1. Under tools, select Internet Options
Be sure that <automatically detect settings> is checked
2. Control Panel
Right click on <Wireless Connection>
Available wireless networks
Select appropriate connection
OPLIN, Internet, Wireless Access and Computer Use Policy
1. Use of the in-house Ohio Public Library Information
Network, Morley Libraryís Internet provider, and the word processing
computers will be on a first come, first served basis.
2. As with other library materials, parents or guardians of minor children are
responsible for their childrenís use of OPLIN and the Internet through Morley
Libraryís connection. Parents or legal guardians are advised to supervise their
childrenís Internet use.
3. Users may send or receive electronic mail using web-based e-mail sources,
such as Yahoo, MSN or Hot Mail. Access to Chat Rooms, instant messaging, and
other social networking sites is permitted on select computers and select sites.
4. Morley Library computers contain the NOLA Internet Information Management
System (NIIMS) governing access. While Morley Library respects the intellectual
freedom of its users, Morley Library is obligated to adhere to ORC 3375.351 and
ORC 3375.352. Some ports and network services may be unavailable.
5. Users should be aware that privacy and security can not be guaranteed
online. Morley Library recommends that users do not reveal any personal
information while online. Morley Library is not responsible for any theft of
personal information resulting from online access by users, including but not
limited to credit card information, social security numbers, etc.
5b. Communications over a wireless network are less secure than through a
hard-wired network. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by
anyone with a wireless device and appropriate software within approximately two
hundred feet. It is recommended that you do not use such a network to transmit
personal, financial, legal or other sensitive information. The wireless
connection is used entirely at the risk of the owner.
6. Users will be charged 10 cents per page for computer printouts. Patrons may
not provide their own paper. All printouts are required to be picked up at the
end of the session. Copies that are left behind will be discarded. Users are
responsible for every page printed during the session unless there is printer
malfunction. Printing is not available over the wireless network.
7. Users are prohibited from attempting to modify or gain access to files,
passwords, or data belonging to the Library or others; Users may not seek
unauthorized access to any computer system, or damage or alter software
components of any network, host server or database, or any other practice
commonly known as hacking.
8. Some uses of the Internet are strictly prohibited. These include but are not
limited to the following:
Activities that violate local, state, and/or
federal laws. Illegal activities will be reported for prosecution.
Commercial activities, i.e. operating a
business or conducting any other activity for personal gain as defined by
Ohio Statutes or fund raising of any kind.
Political lobbying as defined by Ohio
Harassment and/or disruption of other users
Violation of Morley Library computer system
Unauthorized copying or downloading of
receiving, or displaying text or graphics, which may reasonably be construed
as obscene as defined by Ohio Revised Code 2907.01 (F) and applicable case
Use of the Internet and computers is a privilege, not a right. Abuse of the
Libraryís policies and procedures for Internet and computer use will result in
cancellation of this privilege. In addition, all Morley Library behavioral
policies apply. Appeals for any actions that restrict computer and/or Internet
use privileges may be made to the Head of Adult Services or the Library
Passed by the Board of Trustees, Morley Library 14 February, 2004
Amended by the Board of Trustees, Morley Library 16 February, 2006
Amended by the Board of Trustees, Morley Library 19 November, 2008