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Wi-Fi Access

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At the Santa Clara City Library, you can use our free wireless connection from your own laptop without a library card. 

How to Connect

If you have a newer laptop or wireless card, your computer may automatically find the wireless network. To manually find the wireless network, use the following settings to connect:

Network name or SSID: CSC-Public
Wireless Mode or Network Type: Access Point or Infrastructure (not "Ad Hoc")
Network properties: Use DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically)
WEP: Off


Once your computer finds the City of Santa Clara Free WiFi (CSC-Public), you will need to read and agree to the terms and conditions in order to access to the internet. For more information about the City of Santa Clara Free WiFi, visit the Santa Clara City Wireless FAQ's page.


Bring your own laptop or wireless-enabled device. The Library does not check out wireless cards; we do have a limited amount of iPads and Chromebooks for a 1-week checkout period. See here for more information on checking out an iPad, Chromebook, or Mobile Hotspot. Remember to bring a fully charged device as public electric outlets may not be available for use. 

Limitations and Disclaimers

  • The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent to or from your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.

  • Library staff is able to provide some technical assistance as staffing permits, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

  • The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.

Remote and Wi-Fi Printing Instructions

To print a document from your laptop click on this link:


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer
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