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Wireless Policy

Introduction

The C. C. Mellor Memorial Library and Edgewood Community House (CCM) in conjunction with the eiNetwork as a public service provide free wireless Internet service to anyone with a valid Allegheny County Library card. Out of town visitors may request a guest pass. Printing from portable devices is available for a fee.

By choosing to use this free Internet access you, you agree to abide by CCM’s Internet Policy. All users are expected to use the Library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided. Users shall not violate Federal, Pennsylvania or local laws, including transmission or receiving of pornography or harmful material, abusive behavior, fraud or downloading copyrighted material. Both the hard wired and the wireless networks have filtered Internet access in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Pennsylvania statue 18 Pa. Cons. Sec 5903.

Any restriction or monitoring of a child’s access to the Library’s wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Computer Requirements

Wireless users must provide their own portable devices which are Wi-Fi compatible or have a Wi-Fi network card supporting the Wi-Fi standard know as IEEE 802.11b/g. We cannot guarantee the compatibility of your equipment with our network or that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

The library makes every effort to make sure that the network is available for use, but cannot guarantee that it always will be available.

Technical Support

The portable device owner is responsible for setting up their equipment to access the network. Library staff will provide general guidance in getting connected to the wireless network. Staff is not permitted to configure patrons’ portable devices. If you are unable to connect to the network, you may use one of the library’s computers.

Security

The wireless network is a broadcast and shared form of communication which can be monitored, captured or altered by others. Your privacy can not be guaranteed. There are security risks to sensitive data such as financial and personal information and opens up the possibilities for installation of viruses and malware on the portable device. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit sensitive personal information (such as credit card numbers, passwords, or banking information) while using this or any other wireless network. If you are concerned about security, you may use a library computer which is more secure.

All users should have up-to-date antivirus software on their computers. The library is not responsible for any personal information that is compromised or the loss or altering of data when using the wireless network.

CCM provides Wi-Fi service as a convenience to its users. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment whether it is damaged or lost. Users are advised to keep their computers with them at all times.

Limitations and Disclaimers

Patron’s abusing CCM’s Internet Policy and Wi-Fi Policy will be asked to disconnect from the network. Your card may be blocked from further usage.

Approved by Board of Trustees on October 30, 2015

Edgewood Branch


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Edgewood, PA 15218
Phone: (412) 731-0909
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10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
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Forest Hills, PA 15221
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