Beginning today, Contra Costa County Library began offering Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout that provides free internet access to folks without a connection at home.
The portable hotspots can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet at one time, such as laptops, tablets or smartphones, and work almost anywhere in the continental U.S.
“Due to the pandemic many people in our communities need access to the internet more than ever,” County Librarian Alison McKee said. “Reliable internet service will help with work, school and with staying connected to friends and family members they can’t see right now.”
Hotspots are available for checkout at ccclib.org or by contacting library staff at any community library. Patrons must have a library card in good standing in order to check out a hotspot. The lending period is 21 days, and they are available for renewal if there is no waitlist. The hotspot kits come with a case, instructions and charging cord.