Internet access

You can access the internet for free at any of our locations using wireless internet (WiFi) or a public computer.

  • To use WiFi, you don't need a library card or a password - just a WiFi-enabled device.
  • To connect, open the wireless settings on your device and select the Halifax Public Libraries network.
  • Please use the Library's network responsibly., opens a new window
  • Read more about how our IT team works to extend the reach of WiFi beyond our walls.

Using Library WiFi

By using the Library's free internet access, you agree that:

  • You're fully responsible for your actions.
  • Your use of these services will be lawful and respect the rights and interests of others.
  • You're aware that your information is not encrypted (protected), and you're using these services at your own risk.

Tips for connecting to the WiFi

  • Keep in mind that internet speeds may vary depending on the time of day, the number of people using the network, and the types of activity on the network.
  • Check that WiFi is enabled on your device. For example, if you're using a phone or tablet, make sure that it's not in 'airplane mode.'
  • If you're having trouble connecting to the WiFi, you can:
    • Disconnect and reconnect to the Library WiFi network (this can typically be done in your device settings).
    • Close and reopen your internet browser.
    • Restart your device.
  • Check with our staff to see if there are any issues with the WiFi or if they have any tips for connecting your particular device.
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