Internet & Computers
There are seventeen Internet workstations available for public use. All the workstations are also equipped with Microsoft Word. There are several computers available for searching online resources. There is a printing fee of 10 cents/page for b&w copies, 25 cents/page for color copies.
There is a wireless printer available for patrons who need to print from a mobile device. Click here for more information.
Assistive devices available for those with special needs include a tabletop magnifier and a computer station with adaptive software.
Public Wireless Access at the Goshen Public Library
Any use of the library’s network (wired or wireless) must be in accordance with the library’s Internet Use Policy (see below).
Library staff are not able to provide technical assistance beyond that presented here.
Wireless Connection Information:
- Wireless access is currently available 24/7
- The main wireless access point (SSID-goshenpl) is located on the north/northeast corner of the main floor; consequently, signal strength will weaken as you move away from this area ; for best signal strength from the parking lot, parking spaces closest to the north/northeast corner of the building will work best:
- There are multiple other wireless access points located throughout the building including on the lower level ; however, signal strength varies with distance from the access points as well as due to obstructions, etc.
- Most 802.11 b/g wireless network adapters should work with the wireless access point
- If you need to manually set the SSID (service set identifier) on your adapter/software, it is goshenpl (other SSID’s are gplsouth, gplbase, gplaud, and gplab)
- Depending on your wireless adapter, it may not be necessary to change any TCP/IP settings; if you need to set these manually, set them to obtain both the IP and DNS server addresses automatically.
The library’s wireless network is not secure (i.e., it is not encrypted using WEP, WPA, etc.). Unless you take additional precautions, information sent to or from your laptop/pda/etc. can be intercepted by a third party that has the appropriate hardware/software and is within range of the network. (For more information about this issue, please see Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks.)