WiFi & Printing

The Main Library currently provides FREE WiFi , wireless printing, internet hotspots and photocopiers Monday to Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm.

The McCormick Branch also provides these services (excluding photocopiers) Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:30am to 5:30pm.

Computer services are not currently available at the John M. Harper Branch. 

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WiFi (Wireless Internet Access)

To log on to the network with your wireless device, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Turn on your wireless device
  2. Enable your wireless adaptor
  3. Select SSID/network “WPLMAIN” or “WPLMCC”
  4. Start your browser
  5. Accept the Waterloo Public Library Acceptable Use Policy

Once you accept the conditions for accessing the Internet at WPL, you will be taken to our homepage. View our PDF iconInternet & Computer Use Policy.

Borrow the Internet

Hotspots are great for connecting to the internet anywhere you need it.

  • Borrow a hotspot for 2 weeks at a time; 1 hotspot per library membership
  • Borrowers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Holds are allowed
  • Renewals are not available
  • Pickup and return hotspots at any WPL location
  • Return the hotspots directly to staff. 

If you have questions about the Hotspots, ask staff or phone 519-886-1310.

Wireless Printing

You can easily connect to our printing system from your laptop computer and print to the Library’s printers. Fees for printing have temporarily been waived.

  • Verify your machine is up-to-date and that Java is installed & up-to-date
  • Each print job will expire at the end of the day that it is submitted
  • You will be required to create a User ID to identify your job. This ID allows you to access your job at the Print Release Station.

NOTE: Linux and Mobile Devices are not supported at this time.

Download the LPT:One Print Client

Main Library

Windows
Mac  

McCormick Branch

Windows
Mac

Installing via Internet Explorer

  1. Click Run to run the installer (clientlauncher.exe) from its current location. Internet Explorer displays a Security Warning dialog box.
  2. Click Run. The system installs the LPT: One Print Client and minimizes to the taskbar.

Installing via Firefox

  1. Click Save File. The Installer (clientlauncher.exe) is shown in the Downloads Manager.
  2. Click Open to run the installer. Firefox displays the Open Executable File? Dialog box.
  3. Click OK. The system installs the LPT:One Print Client and minimizes to the taskbar

Closing the LPT:One Print Client

  1. Open the LPT:One Print Client by clicking on the button in the taskbar.
  2. Click Stop Print Client.

The LPT:One Print Client closes, and restores your previous default printer. When you shutdown or log off your computer, the LPT:One Print Client will automatically close.

Step-by-step Instructions for Wireless Printing

Photocopiers

A photocopier currently is available at the Main Library, free of charge.