Computers and Internet

The Baldwin Library provides free access to computers and the internet including free Wi-Fi services.

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A valid* library card is required to use library computers. Any resident in Allegheny County can get a library card.  For non-residents a one-time guess pass can be issued.

*Your library card must have less than $10 in fees to use the computers.

Daily computer sessions are limited to two hours. Time can be extended on a case by case basis if no other patrons are waiting.

All users are required to comply with the library’s Internet and Computer Use Policy (link to policy).

Computers are filtered to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) regulations. (link to CIPA) The (CIPA) is a federal law that requires all computers in a public library to be filtered if that library accepts any federal funds for Internet access or computers used for Internet access.

Printing:

The library provides printing capabilities to computer users. Cost per page:

Black and White: $ .10

Color: $1.00

Wi-Fi in Library:

Wireless access is free to anyone in the library.  No library card is required.

Laptops, tablets and smartphones need wireless capability to connect.

We have tried to make wireless access as available as possible in our library, but you may encounter some “dead” spots.  If you have trouble accessing the internet or staying online, please move to a different location within the library.

Our wireless connection is not a secure network and we caution against using it to transmit any sensitive or personal data. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Baldwin Borough Public Library’s wireless access.

The wireless network is filtered to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) regulations. The (CIPA) is a federal law that requires all computers in a public library to be filtered if that library accepts any federal funds for Internet access or computers used for Internet access.

Wireless users agree to abide by the Library's Internet and Public Wireless Access Policy which prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the Library's Internet service.

Wireless Printing:

The library does offer printing via our wireless network.  Use the instructions below to set up your laptop for printing.

Instructions for MAC

Instructions for Windows

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