Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet access is available to customers of the Anderson Public Library and the Lapel Branch. When you connect to the library's wireless network, you will be prompted to acknowledge the Acceptable Use Internet Access Policy. The following information should assist you in utilizing this free service.


Since I'm using my own equipment, do the general rules about computer use still apply to me?

Yes, you must abide by the policies described in the Acceptable Use Internet Access Policy. Violation of this policy will result in a possible loss of library privileges and/or expulsion from the library. Any activities deemed "unacceptable" apply to you whether or not you are on a Library-owned computer or your own computer. The use of the Internet, either using library equipment or through connections provided by Anderson Public Library, is a privilege and access is voluntary. Unacceptable use, as determined by the library, will result in disciplinary action.

Anderson Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of the Internet.

Can the library help me configure my computer?

Library staff cannot guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

Anderson Public Library cannot be held responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.

If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturers of your hardware or software.

What about virus protection and security?

It is solely the responsibility of the wireless device owner/user to provide anti-virus protection, and to configure their laptop/mobile device settings to provide the appropriate security settings to control access from other wireless devices within the Library and the internet itself. Anderson Public Library cannot and will not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings; or lack of adequate or up-to-date virus protection. Wireless users assume all risks in this regard.


If your wireless network card software has the option to scan for the strongest signal that is usually preferable.

Library staff are not liable for changes made to personal equipment at the request of its owner.

Limitations and Disclaimers

The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop or mobile device can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within three hundred feet.

Library staff cannot provide a guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

Anderson Public Library assumes no liability for any loss or damage to the user's data or for any damage or injury arising from invasion of privacy in the user's computer accounts, programs, or files.

Prohibited activities: Illegal or inappropriate use of the Internet is not permitted. Please read the Acceptable Use Internet Access Policy.