Public Computers and Wireless Access
Public computers are available at all library locations for Internet, Microsoft Office applications and games. The Library has a Computer Use Policy that all computer users must follow.
All library visitors who wish to use library computers must have an Alamance County Public Libraries library card. Persons who are visitors to the area, have recently moved to the area, or are otherwise unable to obtain a regular library card may apply for a Computer Use only card.
Alamance County Public Libraries uses the EnvisionWare PC Reservation software to manage the public computers at all locations except the South Annex Library. Library visitors use their library card and PIN to log on to an available computer, or to make a reservation for a future session if all computers are currently in use. Depending on library location, some children under the age of 13 will have to go to a service desk for assistance before logging on.
Wireless Internet Access
Alamance County Public Libraries is pleased to offer wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access to its patrons. This service is free of charge and is accessible during each library's normal hours of operation.
Library users may also be able to access non-Library wireless networks within the library. Use of these networks within Library facilities is also subject to state and federal regulations as well as the Alamance County Public Libraries Internet Access Policy.
Like most public wireless "hotspots," the Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent to or from your laptop can be intercepted by anyone with a wireless device and the appropriate software. We strongly encourage users to observe standard security practices in relation to passwords and credit cards. Users should also make sure their devices have the latest virus protection software and system patches installed.
Users should also note:
There is no guarantee that all wireless devices will work with the network.
Use of the wireless network is entirely at the risk of the user.
There is no guarantee that wireless access will be available in all areas of each library building.
The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety or security of a patron's personal equipment or data resulting from the connection to the wireless network.
The Library is not responsible for any losses incurred from using the wireless network.
Staff can provide general information�for connecting to the wireless network but cannot troubleshoot problems with your network equipment or make changes to the configuration or settings of your equipment.
Use of the Alamance County Public Libraries wireless network indicates agreement with the Alamance County Public Libraries Computer Use Policy, and the Alamance County Public Libraries Behavior Policy. See our Wireless FAQ for more information.