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Guidelines for British Library users on the appropriate use of the public wi-fi service

The British Library provides access to the Internet on certain conditions. We expect everyone to read and accept these British Library guidelines on appropriate use of the Internet before they begin to search or view material. Usage may be monitored.

1. You may not use the Internet for:

the creation and/or transmission of any offensive, obscene or indecent images, data or other material.
the creation and/or transmission of material which is likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
the transmission of material such that this infringes the copyright of another person or organisation.

2. When you use the British Library network to access another network, any abuse of the acceptable use policies of that network will be regarded as unacceptable use of the Library's own network.

3. You may not use the Internet for deliberate activities with any of the following characteristics:

corrupting or destroying other users' data; or otherwise disrupting their work.
violating the privacy of other users.

4. Using the Internet gives access to information provided by other organisations, over whose content and availability the British Library has no control. The British Library does not assume liability for content made available by third parties.

The British Library is committed to making information of all kinds as widely available as possible. As part of this commitment, we have provided WiFi access to all users of the building without charge. We ask in return that all those using this service do so in such a way as not to interfere with the enjoyment or safety of other building users. In particular we ask you not to obstruct entrances or passageways when using your laptop, or to create trip hazards by connecting laptop cables to power sockets.

The first-floor Restaurant is intended for the use of diners. Unless you are a Restaurant customer you may be requested not to use your laptop in this area. Other seating areas are provided for WiFi use on the upper ground and first floors.