Wi-Fi at the Branches

All of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches offer free Wireless Internet access. Visit the library to check your email, research a project, or just surf the web.

Wi-Fi Limits

KFPL has set download limits on Wi-Fi use to ensure that the service is equitable and available to all.

How to Connect

New Wireless Network (no password)

We have recently changed our Wi-Fi service at several branches to make it easier to connect to the network. With this new service, you will no longer have to sign up for an account to use the Wi-Fi.

  • Find the open network called KFPLibrary listed on your device.
  • Select the Free Access option, then Go To Internet.

Old Wireless Network (password required)

For those branches that have not updated the network, you still have to create an account to access the Internet wirelessly.

  • Find the open network called KFPLibrary listed on your device.
  • Connect to this network and Sign into your wireless access account (if this is your first time, you will be asked to create an account).
    • Enter a Username, Name and Password.
    • Click Register.

Once you’ve created a wireless network access account, you can use it to access the Wi-Fi network. Please note that you will need to create a different wireless access account for each of our branches that you visit.

Internet Policy

Please read our Internet Policy and our stance on Internet Filtering for more information about KFPL’s Internet access.

Contact us if you need any help or would like to leave feedback.

Troubleshooting FAQ

I see a warning message about certificates when I open my browser. What should I do?

This message is generated by Internet Explorer to warn you that the security certificate being presented by our hotspot is not from a known certificate agency.  That is OK.

I can’t see the KFPLibrary network. What should I do?

If you can see other networks when you are at the library but KFPLibrary doesn’t appear, please report this to staff at the InfoDesk. If you can’t see any networks, try repairing your wireless adapter by right-clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the Systray and clicking “Repair”.

Why can I access the Wi-Fi network in some parts of the library but not others?

Wireless Internet uses radio waves to send signals between devices on the network; these signals can be obstructed or absorbed by certain materials such as metal or concrete. Also, your wireless card may not have enough range to associate with the access point from every corner of the branch. It is recommended that if you are having reception problems, you should move closer to the stairs.