The Somerville Central Library is pleased to offer the public free
wireless Internet access. To access the wireless connection, your
equipment must have a wireless network card (Wi-Fi card). This service
is available any time the Central Library is open. Cell phone/web-enabled
cell phone may not be used in any part of the library. You may use
audio equipment/headphones with your laptop so long as the sound does
not disturb other patrons.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does my laptop/PDA require in order to use
- You must have a wireless network card.
Your laptop/PDA must NOT have a static proxy server or
static DNS server specified. The DNS setting should be set up
to Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically.
- How do I connect?
- If you can connect your computer to the Internet
from any Internet café shop, then it will probably work
in the Library. The Library's wireless
network name is "somlibrary" for the main reading room
on the 2nd floor (Wellington Hall) of the Central Library (79
Highland Ave.), and a variation ("somlibrary1") for
the first floor (Teen Room, auditorium, Children's Room) . There
is no password needed.
- Where should I place my computer in order to use
this wireless connection?
- You should be able to use our wireless connection
throughout Wellington Hall (the second floor and balcony level
of the Library).
- Can a librarian help me if I have a problem connecting?
- We regret that we cannot provide the wireless card,
configure your equipment for you, nor help you with troubleshooting.
- Can I print from my laptop/PDA?
- We do not provide printing with wireless Internet
Note: The Somerville Public Library takes no responsibility
for any damage caused to any device from configuration changes or
software downloaded while accessing our wireless Internet. The wireless
signal and the bandwidth are not within our control; the Library
is not responsible if you cannot get on to the Internet at any time.
Wireless users accessing the Library's connection must agree to
the Somerville Public Library Internet policy.