Use the Wireless Network

Logging on

  • The library’s network is called PPL
  • Power up your device and select the PPL network then enter the password: prescott (note: prescott is all lower case)
  • Open your browser
  • You may now access any available resources including the Internet, the library catalog, research databases and wireless printing. Sorry, no VPN connections.

Printing from the wireless network
To print to the library’s public printers, click here and follow the instructions to install the wireless print client.

Your print job will be sent to the main level printer. Copies are $0.10 per page for black and white, $0.50 per page for color. When prompted for User ID, enter an ID you will remember, so you will recognize your print job on the print station.

NOTE: Printing to the library’s public printer from your personal computer requires that you be connected to PPL, the library’s public wireless network. If you click on the link from any other location, the page will not load. For wireless network information, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a library card? No. You will need a library card to access most research databases.
  • Is the network secure? The PPL network is an open public access network. For sensitive information, use of SSL encrypted Web pages is recommended. WiFi users should maintain soft-ware to protect against viruses and spyware.
  • Can I print from my laptop? Wireless printing is available for 10¢ per page, 50¢ per page for color.
  • What are the rules? Use of the Internet and computers is a privilege. Abuse of PPL computer and Internet use policy will result in cancellation of this privilege.
  • Is the network secure?  The PPL network uses encryption to protect the wireless information sent and received by your device within the confines of the Prescott Public Library. Nearly all web sites on the Internet use SSL/TLS encryption to protect sensitive information communicated between your device and the web site in question. WiFi users should maintain personal security software to protect against malware and viruses on the Internet.

For technical assistance, please consult the instructions that came with your device or consult your operating system’s website for help.
Windows support
Apple support