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Free 24/7 outside access! 

Wi-Fi is available at all library buildings with upgraded and improved parking lot Wi-Fi boosted signals at the Central Library, the Epps Memorial Library, the Moss Bluff Library, and the Sulphur Regional Library. 


    • What is WiFi?

      • Wireless internet service.

      Why does CPPL have WiFi?

      • Added service for our patrons. 

      How does someone use the WiFi service?  

      • They walk in and their device (laptop or PDA) finds the network, then they click on their web browser, and accept the Electronic Resources Use Policy by clicking/tapping the Continue to the Internet button.


      • Access the Wi-Fi network between 8 AM and 10 PM daily.
      • Wi-Fi is available at all library buildings with upgraded and improved parking lot Wi-Fi-boosted signals at the Central Library, the Epps Memorial Library, the Moss Bluff Library, and the Sulphur Regional Library. 

      Info regarding Email via the CPPL Wi-Fi 

      • We've shut down SMTP in order to protect our infrastructure and our customers from a SPAM engine being brought in.
      • If you have ANY software on your computer (other than a web browser) to read email, you are using an email client, and you WILL NOT be able to send email via the CPPL Wi-Fi.
        You will be able to read and receive it. You can also write an email and put it in a DRAFT folder to send later.
      • If you are ONLY in a browser, your email should work.

      Can't find CPPL's Wi-Fi access service on your computer?

      • We do suggest the tried and true step - reboot. 
      • You'll need a notebook/laptop computer or other wireless devices with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless networking.
      • Connect to the CPPL network.
      • Read the Electronic Resources Policy. Spanish version
      • Click the Continue to the Internet button located near the bottom of the splash page.
      • If your notebook/laptop computer or other device does not include wireless networking, you may be able to purchase a variety of external notebook/laptop PC cards and USB devices.
      • The manufacturer or supplier of your equipment or local technology merchants can help you find the right product for your notebook/laptop computer or other devices.
      • If using IE 7.0, you may have to initially install the CA certificate.
        • Click open website (not recommended), then click install CA certificate option located on the top left-hand corner of the screen underneath the wireless login area.
        • This is a one-time installation.
      • We've tried to make wireless access as available as possible in our branches, but you may encounter some "dead" spots in a library where wireless reception may be limited.
      • If you have trouble accessing the Internet or staying online, please move to a different location within the branch. 
      • The wireless internet access we offer is filtered.
      • By choosing to use this free service, you agree to abide by the Calcasieu Parish Public Library's Electronic Resource Use Policy.
        • Electronic Resource Use Policy - Spanish version
        • This policy states the limitations of internet access and your responsibilities for using that access.
      • The Calcasieu Parish Public Library's wireless network is not secure.
      • Information sent to and from your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless devices may be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.
      • Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection.
      • The Calcasieu Parish Public Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's wireless access.
      • Website
        • Login to your SmartAlec account from your device.
        • Upload documents from anywhere, not just at the library.
        • Print today, or items will be ready for you to print when you visit the library.
        • Upload documents from your computer using the "Choose File" button.  
          • Compatible formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, CSV, TXT, HTML, RTF, JPG, PNG, and BMP.

      • On the SmartALEC welcome screen, click First Time User.
      • Enter a valid email or phone.
        • If email or phone number is entered incorrectly, the message, "You must enter email address or phone number" will display.
      • Enter your library card and pin, otherwise, the system will generate one for you to use.
      • Click Submit.
      • Check your email for a confirmation message.
        • The ID and Pin will be sent to you either via email or text.
      • Make note of the ID and Pin. You can log in with this ID and Pin.
      • If incorrect information is entered, the message, "invalid login attempt" will display.
      • After a successful login, the account info screen will display. 


      • On the SmartALEC welcome screen, enter library card and pin.
      • After a successful login, the Account Info screen will display.
      • From the Account Info screen, click Browse.
      • Navigate to and double-click the desired document.
      • Return to the Account Info screen.
      • Click Upload.
      • "File uploaded successfully" confirmation message will display.
      • The file is added to the list.
      • Click Preview to review document.
      • Click Delete to remove the document from the list.
      • Got to a Print Release Station to release and print the document.

      Here's a handy how-to guide with the above information.

    •  Click/tap on appropriate app store image.