Is there wifi (wireless internet) ? How do I access the wifi network? Can guests use wifi?
Yes, there is WiFi (wireless internet) in the Library that both guests and Purchase affiliates can use. Both are managed by CTS. There are two WiFi networks with the following names:
Please see our Wi-Fi Heat Map for coverage areas in different buildings.
PurchaseWiFi: Students, faculty, and staff should choose the “PurchaseWiFi” network. The username is your Purchase email username (firstname.lastname WITHOUT the @purchase.edu) and the password is your Purchase email password. You should only have to enter your username and password once to have access.
PurchaseGuest: Guests and visitors to campus should choose the “PurchaseGuest” network. The password changes at least twice a year. You can ask a library employee at the Circulation or Reference desks for the current password or view the Guest Wifi page.
Note that PurchaseGuest network is limited; it enables you to view webpages and use most apps, but not to use high-bandwidth services like Skype, video streaming, etc. On mobile devices, the guest network may also prevent off-campus email accounts from refreshing (such as Gmail or the Mac OS mail app). To get around this, access your email via a web browser, rather than an app or mail client.
For more info, see the Connecting to Wireless Page.