Wireless Internet Access

The library provides free, open wireless internet access to any patron in the building. You do not have to be a Belmont resident, nor Minuteman card holder to use the wireless. Look for the network named Belmont-Public-Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the library’s network?

The name of the library’s network is Belmont-Public-Library.

 

Do I need a password to get on the network?

There is no password to connect to the wireless network.

 

Where in the library does the wireless access work?

Everywhere! You can connect throughout the building including in the Children’s Room and Assembly Room on the lower level, in the East and West Wings on the main level, and on the Balcony.

 

Can I print wirelessly?

Printing is not currently available through our wireless network.

 

Can I print from a library computer?

Yes, you may print from library PCs for 10 cents a page in black and white, or 25 cents for color. Use your email or a flash drive to transfer a document from your wireless device to a library computer.

 

What equipment do I need to use the wireless Internet?

A laptop equipped with a wireless network interface card (802.11b or later), or a mobile device that is Wi-Fi compatible. 


Why can’t I connect?

After selecting Belmont-Public-Library, you will need to launch a browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. When you see the library’s Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Policy click the “Accept” button. 


Can a librarian help me if I have a problem connecting?

We regret that we cannot configure your equipment for you. For additional help please contact your device’s manufacturer, Internet Service Provider or other knowledgeable person to help you configure your equipment.

 

What about privacy?

The Library's wireless network is a public network and is not secure.