Why is my browser unsupported?
In our efforts to maintain security and privacy for our patrons, we have implemented
more robust security settings on our servers. Unfortunately, some older web browsers
and operating systems don’t support these measures. Most commonly, all versions of
Internet Explorer running on Windows XP are impacted by these changes.
End of Support for Windows XP
In April of 2014, Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP and related software,
including the versions of Internet Explorer that run on Windows XP. Due to this lack of
support, Windows XP computers and Internet Explorer running on those computers will
no longer receive critical security related updates.
What can I do?
The best thing that you can do to protect your privacy and security is to migrate to a
newer, more secure operating system. Since Windows XP is no longer supported, it
may be vulnerable to potential attacks.
Another option is to download and install a third-party web browser to use instead of
Internet Explorer. These third-party web browsers provide some additional security and
are still receiving updates from their developers. An alternative third-party web browser for XP is Mozilla Firefox.
If you have additional questions, please contact your local library for assistance.