It’s a topic that is still hotly debated – internet access filtering on People’s Network PCs. Much less debated is the need for a degree of filtering for children library members or on computers in the children’s section of libraries. Variations in filtering are easily achieved though, with authentication to the LMS whereby a user’s identity and ‘user group’ is established upon PC login using the netloan solution.
However what are libraries doing about Wi-Fi? As more children bring their own devices into the library, some libraries have been erring on the side of caution. Yet a single filtering layer can leave adult library members disappointed, with library staff needing to explain why they can’t access their facebook page on their mobile or tablet. The need for tiered Wi-Fi filtering is in growing demand.
Fortunately this need is met by the netloan Wi-Fi solution, which can now be applied to incorporate different filtering levels. This provides the ideal solution to ensuring children and adults have suitable web access when using library Wi-Fi on their own devices. It’s yet more flexibility that we’re pleased to offer libraries, supporting them in tailoring services to users’ needs.