Kimball Library offers wireless access to the internet. The public wireless network is named Kimball Public. There is no password, but you will be prompted to agree to the Library’s wifi policy. The wireless network is always available – even outside the building.
Five computers are available free of charge for internet access, scanning, and common software programs. You may drop in or call ahead to reserve one half-hour time slot.
Kimball Library does not apply technological measures to filter internet access: such filters have proven to be both ineffective at blocking offensive materials and overzealous in suppressing protected speech. Patrons may choose to use the filtering options available on various search engines. Parents are expected to monitor their child’s use of the Internet. All computer users agree to abide by the Library’s Internet Use Policy.
If you want to try ebooks or downloadable audio but don’t have an e-reader or audio device, you can borrow one from the Library. Choose from an iPad or iPad mini, a Kindle Fire, or a Barnes & Noble Nook.
The Library also lend laptops, internet ready and loaded with Microsoft Office and other standard software.
High speed internet service is supported in part by the Vermont Department of Libraries, a partner in Vermont FiberConnect, with funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.