The Gulf Beaches Public Library provides free Internet access points or "hot spots" for users with portable computers capable of receiving wireless signals. Users can "surf" the Internet from their laptop computers when sitting within range of the access points.
Printers are not available via the wireless connection. Users are responsible for making sure their computer has the correct settings and necessary hardware.
Library staff cannot assist users in configuring their equipment or troubleshooting problems. Users should refer to their owners' manuals or other support services offered by their computer manufacturer. The library cannot guarantee that a user's hardware will work with the library's wireless connection. As with most public wireless "hot spots," the library's wireless connection is not secure. There can be non-trustworthy third parties between the user and anybody with whom the user communicates. Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords or any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless "hot spot."
The library will not be responsible for any personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electrical surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.
Laptops and other devices should never be left unattended in the Library, even for brief periods of time. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the Library's facilities.
By choosing to use this free wireless service you agree to abide by Gulf Beaches Public Library's Internet Use Policy. All users are expected to use the library's wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided. Users should not violate federal, Florida, or local laws, including the transmission or receiving of child pornography or harmful material, fraud, or downloading copyright material.