Release Date

Wed, 03/18/2009

( Oakland, CA)— Are you searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot in Oakland? Then look no further than your local public library. The Oakland Public Library now offers FREE wireless access (Wi-Fi) for public use at all of its fifteen branches, the Main Library, and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). You can use the wireless connection from your own laptop computer without a library card! Just bring your laptop and wireless card or wireless-enabled device, as well as your own fully charged battery, to any of these Wi-Fi “hotspots” during regular business hours.

“We are pleased to expand our services by offering Wi-Fi access to laptop owners,” states Carmen Martínez, Library Director. “As with our public Internet pc’s, this service is free and brings greater flexibility for users who won’t have to reserve a computer in advance and can use their own laptops any place in our libraries.”

Wi-Fi allows appropriately equipped and configured laptop computers to access the Internet. If you don’t have a fully charged battery, you may only use designated electrical outlets to connect your computer. For more information about this service and a list of locations and hours, please consult the Oakland Public Library’s Website at www.oaklandlibrary.org or call your nearest branch of the Oakland Public Library.

The Oakland Public Library is a department of the City of Oakland.