Your Home Public Library Now Offering Mobile Hotspots to Patrons
Johnson City, NY – Your Home Public Library in Johnson City, NY is excited to announce the start of a new mobile WiFi lending program. The library has five R850 WiFi Hotspots available to patrons with a valid library card. The hotspots feature 4G Internet access for up to ten devices at a time.
“This program is our attempt to bridge the digital divide in our community. We know that close to 50% of Johnson City residents lack reliable internet access in their home. In our digital world, the lack of internet access makes everyday things like applying for a job or finishing your homework assignment a challenge for many families,” said Library Director Ben Lainhart. He noted that this is also a great option for people who have limited data plans or for families who are traveling.
Library patrons can borrow the hotspots for up to one week at a time. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old with a valid photo ID and an updated registered library card.