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We're an Internet Hotspot

The Sayreville Public Library is an Internet Hot Spot. Just bring your wireless-ready laptop to the Library and surf the Web from anywhere in our building. Just look for our signal: SayrevilleLibrary.

Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the Library?

A. Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the Library and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. If your laptop does not have wireless built-in, you can install a Wi-Fi compatible network card. Due to the many variations in equipment, the Library cannot guarantee that all equipment will work with the Library’s network.

Q. How does it work?

A. Wireless access points that are located throughout the library communicate with your wireless device. You should be able to connect almost anywhere in the building.

Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?

A. In many instances, wireless devices will automatically detect the Library’s wireless network and configure themselves to use the system. If your device does not connect right away please try the following:

1. Make sure your wireless network adapter has been properly installed and is working.

2. Use the management software that came with your wireless device to confirm that your configuration settings match the values shown below.

  • SSID:SayrevilleLibrary
  • NETWORK MODE: Infrastructure
  • WEP: Disabled
  • NNETWORK SETTINGS: DHCP enabled (Obtain an IP address automatically)

3. Save any modified settings and restart your device as required.

Q. Can the Library staff help me configure my computer?

A. Sorry, but everyone’s computer is different, and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings. If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the hardware or software manufacturer.

Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?

A. The Library allows open access to the wireless network; therefore, your information is not protected while using the wireless system in the Library unless you are connected to a Web page that employs encryption (e.g., stores, banks, etc.). Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information. We recommend you use up-to-date antivirus software and turn off file and printer sharing. These steps are the responsibility of the user.

Q. Can I print while using wireless?

A. Printing is now available! Click here for more information!

Public Computers & Printing

Computers are located in the Adult Room, YA Room, Quiet Room, and Children's Room for access to the Internet, including the library catalog, and subscription databases. Word processing is also available on all of these computers. All of the public computers are running a Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft Office 2010 is available for word processing on all public computers. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access is accessible in Microsoft Office 2010. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome are on each machine as web browsers. Adobe Reader 11 is also on every computer. All computers are protected with anti-virus software. While they all have the above in common, there are some differences in the physical computers themselves due to some computers being newer than others. The Adult Room computers, Quiet Room computers, Young Adult Computer, and Express computers have the ability to burn files to CDs, whereas the Children's computers lack the ability to do this. The Adult Room computers, Quiet Room computers, Young Adult Computer, and Express computers DO NOT have floppy drives, but the Children's computers do. There is an external floppy drive available for use at any of the computers at the Reference Desk.

Using your Sayreville library card

You may select any unoccupied computer. Enter your library card number and PIN. Your first session will begin immediately. Sayreville patrons may use public computers for up to 2 - one hour sessions per day. Don’t have a PIN yet? Ask at Circulation. Sayreville residents must use their own Sayreville library card. If you don’t have your card with you, go to the Circulation desk and ask for a lookup. Three free lookups will be provided in a year. After three lookups, you will need to buy a replacement card for $3.00. When you type in your library card to use a public computer, the system will check your borrowing record. Computer use will be denied if your card expired or has excessive fines. Go to the Circulation Desk to renew your card or pay fines.

Don’t have a Sayreville library card?

Go to the Circulation Desk to get a guest pass. You will need to produce one acceptable form of ID. You will receive a guest pass good for one hour. You can select any unoccupied computer and enter the card number and PIN as they appear on the guest pass. You may only receive one guest pass per day. If you do not want to use a guest pass and you do not have a library card, you may use one of our stand-up Express computers located in the Adult Room or Children's Room. These three Express machines do not require a library card or guest pass, but they do ask you to type in your name or some other form of identification should you need to print. Thsi will be what you use to release your pront job, so please remember what you type in! The session time for these machines is 15 minutes per session. After 15 minutes, the session will close automatically. Sessions for the Express machines are unlimited. Printing is available from these machines as well.

Do you need more time?

30 minutes of additional time will automatically be granted if provided that at least one computer is free in the area you are sitting. Extra time is not guaranteed to be offered the hour leading up to closing time. If another person is waiting for a computer, your session will end and no extension will be offered.

Save your work and keep your business private

You should save your work frequently to a website, flash drive or disk (available for purchase at the front desk). Your work will not be saved on the computer once your current session ends. Log out from your email and all other accounts before leaving!

Printing

Select the item you wish to print. Use print preview to see your print job. Go to the self service station and scan your library card or guest pass. Select and pay for printouts, following the instructions on the screen. As of January 1, 2016, all black and white pages will cost 15 cents and color pages will cost 35 cents. You can print during your session, or wait until after your session ends. The print manager will save your print jobs until the end of the day. Please note that all computers have access to both black and white printing and color printing.

Assistance from library staff

Our staff will assist you with questions and problems using our equipment and to navigate the library’s website. We do not provide assistance using other websites, word processing, or using other computer applications. The library offers free basic computer training classes and can give you information on additional classes.

Computer use behavior rules

Only one person may use a computer. For group projects, or if you have a small child with you, use the computers in the Young Adult area or the Children’s room.

The full Computer Use and Internet Use policy is available here.