Wi-Fi hotspots available for check out at Leon County libraries

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The internet is a huge part of most people’s lives. Now, the Leon County Library system is helping patrons get internet access for free.

The library has about 15 mobile hotspots that can be checked out for up to two weeks at a time. The hotspots include a carrying case, charger and information card showing how much data different internet activities use. People can use up to 500 MB of data a day.

The hotspots can also be used to browse the library catalog, place library books on hold or download library digital media such as magazines and audiobooks.

“In today’s world, everything is interconnected, everything is going paperless,” said Scott Joyner, the Administration and Operations Manager at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library. "Some people think that everyone has WiFi and that's not necessarily true. This helps bridge the gap between those who don't have WiFi and want to be able to do everything you do online."

Anyone with a Leon County library card can check out the mobile hotspots for free. The hotspots are available at all Leon County libraries, but the easiest way to get a hotspot is to put it on hold. Click here to place a hotspot on hold.

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