Restaurants, coffeehouses, shops, hotels and hair salons might offer Wi-Fi but those locations sometimes require purchases and have restrictions.
The list here is a sampling of locations where Wi-Fi is available free to the public.
If you live and travel far from these locations, you might find a free Wi-Fi connection at a public library. The Nebraska Library Commission lists 163 libraries with free Wi-Fi at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/libraries/internet.asp.
The Iowa Library Commission notes which libraries have Wi-Fi at www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/directories/main-directory.
Douglas County Courthouse: 1701 Farnam St.
Omaha-Douglas Civic Center: 1819 Farnam St.
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce courtyard: 13th and Howard Streets.
Omaha Visitors Center: 1001 Farnam St. The center also maintains a list of other Wi-Fi providers at www.visitomaha.com/about-omaha/free-wifi-locations/.
Joslyn Art Museum: 2200 Dodge St.
Omaha Public Library: W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., and all 11 branch libraries listed at www.omahalibrary.org.
University of Nebraska at Omaha: 6001 Dodge St.
Aksarben Village: West Center Road at 67th Street.
Midtown Crossing and Turner Park: South 31st Avenue and Dodge Street.
Village Pointe: 17305 Davenport St.
Westroads Mall: 10000 California St.; installation of Wi-Fi planned for early 2014.
Bennington: Public library, 15505 Warehouse St.
Ralston: Baright Public Library, 5555 S. 77th St.
Waterloo: Robinson Public Library, 23704 Cedar Drive.
Bellevue: Public library, 1003 Lincoln Road; and Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South.
Gretna: Public library, 736 South St.; and Nebraska Crossing Outlets, 21209 Nebraska Crossing Drive.
La Vista: Public library, 9110 Giles Road.
Papillion: Sarpy County Courthouse, 1210 Golden Gate Drive; and Sump Memorial Library, 222 N. Jefferson St.
Springfield: Public library, 665 Main St.
Mead: Public library, 316 S. Vine St.
Yutan: Public library, 502 Third St.; library card required.
Council Bluffs: City Hall, Pottawattamie County Courthouse, public library, 100 Broadway District, River’s Edge Park, Mid-America Center and Bayliss Park.
Avoca: Public library, 213 N. Elm St.
Carter Lake: Owen Public Library, 1120 Willow Drive.