Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library building, to anyone who has the necessary devices and software, via an open, unsecured network. Wireless Internet access is available to patrons of all ages. Wireless Internet access in the library is governed by the Library's Code of Conduct and Internet Policy. Library staff will not provide technical assistance for wireless networking.

Wireless users must adhere to all laws regarding copyright infringement. It is prohibited to download copyrighted material in violation of U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Use of the Internet for activities that violate local, state or federal laws is prohibited, including viewing pornography, committing fraud, hacking, harassing others, or libel. Users may not misrepresent themselves when using the library's Internet access.

All users are responsible for maintaining their own virus protection on their computers or wireless devices. Users are advised not to use the library's network to transmit personal, financial or legal data. The Mahwah Library cannot protect users of the network against malicious theft or interception of such data transmitted over our network.

Users are expected to avoid using applications that require large amounts of network bandwidth. These include servers and file-sharing applications.

Users may not extend or modify the network in any way, including adding access points and/or installing bridges, switches, hubs, or repeaters.

The Library reserves the right to remove or disable any unauthorized access points.  Any attempt to break into or gain unauthorized access to any computers or systems from a wireless connection is prohibited. Any effort to circumvent the security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access the Library's wireless network may result in the suspension of all access.

Guidelines were adapted from the following BCCLS sources: and

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