Fast Internet access at the library!

Connect Fast @ Your Library!

When you visit Westlake Porter Public Library, you can bring your own laptop/notebook computer and, if properly equipped and configured, plug into our high-speed network. Cruise the Internet, check your email*, use some of our high-value subscription reference resources, access our catalog -- all over a fast wired or wireless connection, and all at no charge!

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Email and Your Computer


Print from your notebook!

During your visit to the library you can print from your PC or Mac notebook computer to our black and white and color laser printers. You must be connected to our internal public network either via network cable or wirelessly in order to print. The cost to print is the same as if you were seated at a library-owned PC. Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions to download and temporarily install a small program. When it is time to print click on "File", "Print", and select the library printer you wish to use. Click here to temporarily install the printing software.

Online resources you can use while @ Your Library....

Here is a linked list of some valuable resources that you can use with your own notebook computer when you bring it to the library and connect using our high-speed wired or wireless access. Sorry: some of these resources will not work from home or from a dial-up (modem) connection even when inside the library.

*NOTE: You should have no problem accessing Web-based email systems like HotMail, Netscape Mail, Yahoo!, etc. If you use a POP3 email client it is unlikely you can send email as most providers, in order to prevent spam relays, prohibit email from being sent by computers not directly connected to their networks.

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