The NIH Library offers wired access to the campus network for authorized users. Users with properly configured laptops can use network data ports located in private, lockable study carrels on the Lower Level. Each carrel is equipped with a small desk, chair, corkboard, network data port with attached ethernet cable, and instructions on configuring a laptop to use the data port. One wheelchair accessible carrel is also available upon request. For more information, please call 301-496-1080.
The NIH Library offers wireless access to the campus network for authorized users. Both floors of the Library have connectivity, depending on the location of the user. Signs around the Library and handouts will indicate where the best signals are achieved. Working next to metal shelving and in the corners of a room decreases the strength of the signal. Users with wireless-ready laptops and the appropriate network interface card will be able to communicate on the network within the coverage area. The NIH Library's wireless network is brought to you by the Center for Information Technology (CIT). Any problems you may experience with setup or connectivity can be handled by contacting the NIH Help Desk at 301-496-4357 or HelpDesk@nih.gov
Note: To gain access to the wireless network, you will need to obtain the appropriate NIH SSID and WEP key information from your local IT support or the NIH Help Desk. Visit NIH wireless for more information
You can check out a wireless laptop at the Information Desk. For more information, please call 301-496-1080.