Harvard College Library


This Wireless Access Point (WAP) makes it possible for patrons to access the Internet without hooking up to a jack.
September 18, 2003 - All HCL library buildings now have wireless connectivity to the FAS network. This will allow patrons with a University ID, a PIN, and a laptop with a wireless network card to access the Internet without hooking up to a jack. In some libraries wireless service is available throughout the entire building; in some it is available in selected areas.

Wireless Access in HCL:

Widener: all public spaces, except for the stacks

Houghton: the Reading Room and meeting room on the Second Floor.

Lamont: the Third Floor Reading Room and Reference, Government Documents/Microforms, (more access points will be added on the Fifth Floor at a later date)

Pusey: the Harvard Theatre Collection and Harvard Map Collection spaces

Harvard-Yenching: all spaces except for the stacks

Hilles: on the First and Second Floors

Cabot, Fine Arts, Kummel, Littauer, and Tozzer: throughout the entire library

Loeb Music: throughout the entire library, (installation complete by end of September)

The addition of wireless connectivity is part of an FAS initiative to make wireless access available in all common spaces in dorms and in all libraries. Over the last year and a half, Jeff Bernhard, Assistant Director for ITS Operations, worked with members of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Computer Services (HASCS) team to plan and implement wireless access in each of the 12 HCL libraries.


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