12/08/2013

Web filtering on the British Library’s WiFi service

The British Library recently installed a new upgraded and free WiFi service for users of our Reading Rooms and public spaces.

As a national library we collect all UK printed and digital material which is made accessible to researchers who are over 18 years of age in our Reading Rooms.

However, in our public areas where there are regular visits by school children, we filter certain online content, such as pornography and gambling websites.

We have recently introduced a new WiFi service. It’s early days in the implementation of this service and we are aware that the new filter has been blocking certain sites erroneously. We are actively working to resolve this issue.

We are asking readers to get in touch with our team at electronic.services@bl.uk with details of URLs that are blocked so we can rectify any issues.

We plan to continue to work with our Readers to solve further issues.

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