TROY — The Troy-Miami County Public Library, Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, and the Troy Local History Library have recently upgraded their wireless networks.
The upgrade consists of all new wireless access points; including the addition of new Wi-Fi access points in the Troy Main library meeting rooms and the second floor meeting room at the Pleasant Hill library. The quality of the Wi-Fi will allow patrons faster, more secure access to the internet from all areas of the library, including the meeting rooms.
To use the library’s public Wi-Fi you will be required to enter a password that will be readily available to patrons within the library. A password adds a significant level of privacy for the user by keeping connections safe.
Libraries have long been at the forefront of bringing technology to the public. “As libraries continue to provide information in all formats, we must be knowledgeable of the digital trends and needs of our patrons in regards to online security. This additional step of requiring a secure password will help ensure patron privacy when they use the library’s public Wi-Fi.” says Robin Bombin, Information Technology Supervisor at the library.
Public computer usage is on the rise at all of our locations, we are excited to offer faster connections to keep up with that growth and the needs of our community. In October, the public Wi-Fi was used 3,519 times at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 1,929 at the Oakes-Beitman Library in Pleasant Hill, and 235 times at the Troy Local History Library.
The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.