Accessing the Livermore Public Library's Wireless Service

  • Portable devices with wireless adaptors have free wireless access in all areas of the Civic Center Library, including the Café, the Rincon Branch Library, and the Springtown Branch Library.  A wireless device can be a laptop, smartphone, tablet or some PDAs.
  • Many wireless devices will automatically sense when a new wireless network is available. When this happens:
    • A pop-up box appears in the bottom right corner of the screen stating: “Wireless networks are available, click here to view wireless networks”. 
  • Or the patron may have to manually detect the new wireless network:
    • To do this they must right click on the wireless icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to initiate the “View Wireless Networks” dialog popup.
    •  This icon generally looks like a computer screen, together, with a set of wavy lines emitting from it. Your own wireless symbol may be different
  • Choose "Livermore Public" and click "Connect", wait about 30 seconds or so and then open your web browser.
  • The Library Wireless Connection is an unsecured connection.  
    • Use at your own risk
    • Use security software
    • Use up to date antivirus software

Wireless Basics

  • Your portable device has to have a wireless adaptor
    • If you do not have wireless, the Library provides network cables for your RJ45 port. These are usable at some tables with lamps on them.
  • Windows 2000 or more recent equivalent operating system is recommended.
  • The wireless technologies supported are IEEE 802.11a , 802.11b, and 802.11g.
  • This is an open, free, unsecured network. 
  • It is your responsibility to secure your own device.