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Wireless Internet Service

We are now offer wireless Internet access to library patrons and guests at the following library branches:

For more information, see Connecting to YVL wireless, a Guide for portable devices.

Library staff provides assistance to connect to our wireless network. Please consult your user's manual, or contact your hardware or software provider for any additional assistance. See Also Connecting to Yakima Valley Libraries Wireless. The Yakima Central Library is not responsible for any changes that you make to your computer's settings and cannot guarantee that your hardware will work with our wireless connection.

You are responsible for setting up your own equipment. If you are not familiar with computers or networking, we recommend bringing someone with you who can help you configure your laptop in attempting to connect to our free, wireless Internet service. Wireless Internet access uses radio frequency signals to move information between your laptop computer and the Internet. No cables are required. This allows you to bring in your own computer and get Internet access.

Guest access: Please check at the circulation desk for information about connecting to the wireless internet service.


Android Mobile Devices and Tablets
  • Go into settings (gear icon)
  • WIFI settings, connect to "YVL-Public"
  • Open your browser and go to : https://yvl-wireless.yvl.org
  • Login using your library card number and password
  • Click on "Accept the terms of service" and click on "Log In.

Windows 7 and Vista
  • Click on the Windows button in the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  • Click on "Connect To".
  • Under "Select a network to connect to", YVL-Public
  • Highlight YVL-Public and click Connect.
  • Open your browser and go to : https://yvl-wireless.yvl.org
  • Login using your library card number and password
  • Click on "Accept the terms of service" and click on "Log In.

Windows XP

Note: Most Windows wireless network adapters automatically find the SSID (Service Set Identifier, or, in other words, they automatically detect the network information.) You can test this by opening up a web browser, and see if the logon screens appear. If not, follow these instructions:

  • Click on the Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  • Double click on the Network connection.
  • Locate the Wireless Network Adapter Icon and double click on it.
  • Click on Properties.
  • Click on Wireless Network tab at the top of the windows.
  • Make sure the "use windows to configure my wireless network settings" radio button is checked.
  • Click on OK, and then click OK again.
  • Highlight YVL-Public and click Connect.
  • Open your browser and go to : https://yvl-wireless.yvl.org
  • Login using your library card number and password
  • Click on "Accept the terms of service" and click on "Log In.
See Also Connecting to YVL wireless, a Guide for portable devices.
Apple Computers

Note: If your Apple computer or device has built in AirPort, there is no installation and there are no additional settings to be made. You only need to turn AirPort on and make a note of the AirPort ID number.

  • If you are using MAC OS X, at the Menu Bar, select the AirPort status icon and choose YVL-Public wireless network.
  • If you are using MAC OS 9, click on the AirPort Control strip module to activate AirPort and select YVL-Public wireless network. (If it does not, you may wish to use one of our public access computers.)
  • Open your browser and go to : https://yvl-wireless.yvl.org
  • Login using your library card number and password
  • Click on "Accept the terms of service" and click on "Log In.

Apple iPhone or iPod Touch

The first thing to try is to renew the "DHCP lease." If this does not work, try "resetting the network settings." Details can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398 (opens in new window).

  • Open your Settings Application
  • Click on Wi-Fi and Select YVL-Public
  • Open your browser and go to : https://yvl-wireless.yvl.org
  • Login using your library card number and password
  • Click on "Accept the terms of service" and click on "Log In.