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Our Website Has Received a Face-lift!

Earlier this year we published a survey on our website asking for feedback from our website visitors. While we have the stats that Google Analytics collects regarding what pages were visited, etc., Google didn’t tell us how easy it was to find the information that you need when you visit. The responses helped us to […]

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October 31, 2017

Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

Security outlets have announced today that a major vulnerability has been found in the WPA2 protocol which is used on all Wi-Fi networks which allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. This affects every device you own that uses Wi-Fi. The vendors that make your products are working on patches which they will release in the […]

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October 16, 2017

LI LINK Downtime Scheduled

Long Island Link (LI LINK) was established by the libraries of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This allows our patrons the ability to borrow items from libraries in Nassau County. We will be upgrading the server that runs LI LINK starting at 4:30am on Wednesday, July 26. There is expected downtime of 5-6 hours and notices […]

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July 24, 2017

Web Catalog Unavailable Overnight June 17

We will be upgrading our web catalog software starting at 5:30PM the night of Saturday, June 17, 2017. There is expected down time of less than 2 hours. There will be notices placed on the catalog in advance to remind you of this scheduled maintenance.

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June 14, 2017

Password Requirements

Patrons creating their own passwords for library accounts are required to use a password that fits all of the following criteria: Passwords must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length. Passwords must contain at least one number and one letter. Passwords must not contain common trivial patterns. For example: A character that is […]

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June 12, 2017

Protecting Yourself from Ransomware

If you have been watching the news you have heard about WannaCry wreaking havoc worldwide. WannaCry is ransomware (malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom) that has been infecting computers in over 150 countries by encrypting computer data and demanding that the users […]

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May 26, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7–13

May 7-13 is Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the stormy weather is getting a head start! Below is information from the Disaster Information Management Research Center on being prepared during hurricane season.  

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May 7, 2017

Shoutbomb Text Alert Service Now Available

The Westhampton Free Library is offering a new Text Alert Service from Shoutbomb that allows you to manage your library account on the go. Signing up is easy! Just send a text message to the email address livebrary@shoutbomb.com (Use the email address in place of a phone number). Have your library card number and password […]

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May 4, 2017

Hoopla Login Assistance

If you are able to get into Hoopla, but cannot no longer download (i.e. you could in the past) we have a work-a-round to fix the account settings. First establish a Live-Brary account at https://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/encore/myaccount. The password for your account will become your Hoopla pin. Log into Hoopla with your email and your Hoopla password […]

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May 2, 2017

Health Issues and Floods

Flooding is a threat nearly every day of the year. The rain this week reminds Long Islanders that we need to always be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Below is information from the Disaster Information Management Research Center on being prepared. Sometimes floods develop slowly and forecasters can anticipate where a flood will happen […]

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May 2, 2017