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Public Access Computers and WiFi
The Piggott Public Library offers free high-speed Internet access at no charge to its users. Everyone is allowed one hour per day before 3:00 p.m. when you are allowed 30 minutes and exceptions may be made for those working on school work or employment activities. We currently have seven public access stations, and a computer dedicated to Genealogy research. All copies printed cost 25¢ each. In addition, the library building offers free Wifi to users who wish to bring their own laptop into the library. If you have questions, please contact the library staff at 870-598-3666.
Here is an excerpt from a helpful reminder post on MakeUseOf.com titled Things To Know When Using a WiFi Hotspot Or a Public PC:
“…When Using a Public Computer
- Whatever you do absolutely NEVER EVER save your log-on information… Find and click the ‘log out’ button the web site before you leave.
- Don’t type personal information on the computer… Even encryption won’t help if the machine has a keylogger on it.
- Erase your web browsing history and restart the computer (if you can’t log-off).
- Watch out for people staring at you or spying on you…
When Using a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Use a firewall – There are tons of free firewalls out there like Zone Alarm. But, your Windows XP Post SP2, Vista or Windows 7 machine has one built in. Turn it on!…
- Turn off your WiFi when you’re not using it. Do not log into a network you do not know and just leave your machine on. If you are not using it turn it off…
- Encrypt sensitive files prior sending them over…
- If you HAVE TO use a credit card or enter passwords on a public WiFi connection – make sure the web site is using SSL. It will have a padlock icon on your browsers right hand corner as well as a HTTPS:// in the address.
- Disable WiFi Ad-hoc Mode – Disabling this in your WiFi settings will prevent your machine from connecting to someone’s computer that you don’t know. Most normal WiFi connections use Infrastructure mode. Where as Ad-hoc meshes a group of WiFi users into a pseudo network.”
History of the Piggott Public Library
The Public Library has been serving Piggott for over a century. For more detail about the history of the Library click here: History.
NARL is a consortium of public libraries from Clay, Greene and Randolph Counties. The regional library allows for the pooling of resources to better serve the three counties.
he Gateway Project is a collection-sharing program for Northeast Arkansas Libraries.
The program provides a public library service to Northeast Arkansas residents without charging a non, resident fee to patrons outside a library's service area.
Gateway cardholders have reciprocal borrowing rights at all participating libraries, giving them access to an ever larger span of resources,.