We are pleased to offer wireless access in all library buildings through the City of Bellingham’s wireless network.
Not guaranteed to be secure (use at own risk)
The library cannot guarantee speed or quality of the City of Bellingham’s wireless network.
The wireless network cannot be used for illegal purposes; for the distribution of materials using peer-to-peer applications; nor in any other way that violates the library’s Internet Use Policy, Rules of Conduct, or other applicable library or City policies. Devices used for such activities may be blocked from the network.
Most wireless devices have a utility for discovering and connecting to wireless networks; this is the preferred method.
Network name: COBPUBLIC
No password is required
After connecting, open a web browser to accept the Terms and Conditions (pictured)
Library staff members are not available to assist with connecting to the wireless network. You are responsible for configuring your own equipment.
All Internet computers have a folder on the desktop called Accessibility Tools, which contains the following programs:
Magnifier: a display utility that makes the screen more readable for people with low vision.
Narrator: a text-to-speech utility for people who are blind or have low vision.
On-Screen Keyboard: an accessibility utility that displays a virtual keyboard on the screen that allows people with mobility impairments to type data by using a pointing device.
Patrons with sight or hearing impairments may use the following at the Central Library:
D-Link Videophone: allows patrons to use sign language to communicate with videophone relay operators, local agencies, friends, and family
Closed Circuit Television magnifier (CCTV)
The Central Library offers microfilm equipment with viewing, printing, and exporting capabilities. The microfilm equipment can be reserved for two hours of use per day; to reserve the equipment, please contact us.
See our Tech Help page for options to improve your technology skills.