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Public Access Computers and WiFi
The Randolph Public Library offers free high-speed Internet
access at no charge to its users. Adults are allowed one hour per day and
school kids will have 30 minutes, exceptions may be made for those working
on school work or employment activities. We currently have five 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 870-857-3453.
Here is an excerpt
from a helpful reminder post on MakeUseOf.com titled Things
To Know When Using a WiFi Hotspot Or a Public
“…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
- Don’t type personal information on the computer…
Even encryption won’t help if the machine has
a keylogger on
- 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
When Using a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Use a firewall – There are tons
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
- 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
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History of the Randolph Public Library
The Public Library has been serving Randolph 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
Gateway cardholders have reciprocal borrowing rights at all participating
libraries, giving them access to an ever larger span of resources,.