Wi-Fi in the Library

Wi-Fi in the Library

This guide will help you connect your laptop, smartphone or tablet to the public Wi-Fi network, available in all West Sussex Libraries.

You can print or download this Wi-Fi in the Library helpsheet [274 KB - not accessible].

All West Sussex libraries are linked to a public Wi-Fi network which you can connect to whilst in the building, using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. However, the network is not secure, which means that sensitive transactions, such as online banking, entering passwords and signing into accounts should be avoided.


Accessing the Library Wi-Fi on an Apple device

To connect to the Library Wi-Fi using an Apple device, begin by choosing Settings. Tap on Library Wi-Fi and the Apple device will search for available networks. WSCCPublic will appear, tap to connect.

Settings on an Apple device

Next, tap on the Safari browser icon. Safari browser icon

This should take you to a screen headed West Sussex County Council Wireless.

If the Acceptable Use Policy page does not display, type in this URL:




You should then see the Accept AUP message. Tap on it to accept and connect to the library Wi-Fi.

Accessing the Library Wi-Fi on an Android device

Locate the Wi-Fi icon on your Android device - this may be on the home screen.

Once you have tapped the Wi-Fi button, a window will open asking you to Sign in or enable Wi-Fi on your device. Once you have done this you will get a list of all the available Wi-Fi networks. Tap on WSCCPublic to access the library Wi-Fi.

Accessing the Library Wi-Fi on a laptop

Click on Settings > Network & Internet to view available Wi-Fi connections. Click on WSCC Public to connect to the library Wi-Fi.

This will trigger the Terms and Conditions screen. Simply click Accept AUP to connect to the library Wi-Fi.


Statement from West Sussex County Council IT – May 2023

WSCC takes the security of its public Wi-Fi very seriously and has controls in place to prevent people that connect to the network undertaking malicious activity. However, any individual accessing the public Wi-Fi should take the same precautions they would on any public available network. This should include:

  • Ensuring your device is updated with the latest operating system version available.
  • Having a trusted anti-virus/malware product in place.
  • Ensuring any website you access that asks for a username & password is using HTTPS in the address bar.

This guide has been produced by West Sussex County Council Library Service ©2023

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