Rumor has it that the technical staff is now installing a Wi-Fi wireless network in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The installation reportedly started last Thursday.
The LDS Church has long had wireless networks available in other church buildings in Salt Lake City. However, all networks in the past have been fully encrypted and cannot be accessed without an encryption key. The encryption information is never given to visitors.
Will the new network in the Family History Library be open and available for patron use? Stay tuned…
In the meantime, wireless access has long been available from inside the library. It seems that library patrons can receive the open-access wireless network at the Plaza Hotel next door with strong signals in several areas inside the library. I have used the Plaza's wireless network several times when I was in the Family History Library. I usually found the strongest signals at the tables near the back of the library on the third floor.