Arlington Public Library Buys 100 Portable Internet Hotspots, Available for Residents to Checkout


Arlington, Texas - Arlington Public Library now has 100 internet hotspot devices available for checkout at every library location. Checkout is only for adult library cardholders (in good standing) and will allow users to take the device home for a maximum of 30 days.


Hotspots are portable devices that give residents access to the internet no matter the location. These devices are available at no cost and are meant to assist residents who may not have access to the internet.


With this latest resource, the Library aims to the digital divide in the Arlington Community by increasing access to technology and digital literacy.


“Technology is an essential tool for everyday life… Just as you can easily check out books at a library, devices like hotspots and laptops should be as easy to obtain.” - Julia Cagle, Library Technology Services Manager



Only one device can be checked out at a time. These can be requested through the Arlington Public Library website and picked up at your nearest library location. After 30 days, the hotspots should be returned to the front desk of any of our seven library locations.


Renewals are allowed based on availability. If a hotspot is overdue and not returned, the Library will remotely disable the device to encourage the patron to return it. Any overdue hotspots will incur a $.25 a day overdue fine.


In addition to the hotspots, the Library offers Chromebooks that are available for checkout in person at the East Library and Recreation Center, located at 1817 New York Ave., Arlington, TX, 76010


Source(s):


Arlington Public Library: https://arlingtonlibrary.org/


The City of Arlington: https://arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/hotspots_available_for_checkout_at_the_arlington


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