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Free Wi-Fi at the Library

Free Wi-Fi is available at all Pender County Library locations. In addition to the signal inside the libraries, we have a strong signal in the parking lots available 24/7.

How to Connect

You do not need a password to connect to our Wi-Fi networks.

Burgaw Wi-Fi network: Burgaw_Public_Library

Hampstead Wi-Fi network: Hampstead_Public_Library

Public Computers and Internet Policies

Kids and Teens

For children under 12, the supervising parent or responsible adult signs in to use the public internet computer. One child may share the computer under their supervision. When the parent leaves the computer, the session is over for both.

Signing in is not required for the children's computers. These computers have educational games and do not connect to the internet.

For youth ages 12-17, a parent/legal guardian must come to the library to register the youth to use the internet by signing a parental permission agreement.

Parents or guardians of children are responsible for children’s use of the internet. As with other library material, any restriction of children’s access is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.


  • Do not send, receive, or display inappropriate text or graphics that may be reasonably construed as obscene. Pender County Library reserves the right to terminate any patron’s internet access, either temporarily or permanently, if screen displays are unreasonably disturbing or offensive to patrons or staff.
  • No more than two people per computer.
  • Staff will not set up email accounts for patrons, though they can answer questions to help.
  • Privileges may be suspended immediately if a patron tries to alter software or hardware.