Shorewood Public Library Keeps You Connected with Wifi Hotspots

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood Public Library now has ten wifi hotspots available for checkout. A wifi hotspot is a small device that allows you to set up a wireless internet network for your phone, tablet, or laptop. They allow you to connect to wireless internet easily from anywhere in the U.S. at no cost to you. Hotspots can be checked out for three weeks plus a three day grace period. If they are all checked out, library staff can put you on a waiting list to receive the next available hotspot. 

Providing wifi hotspots to the public is one way the Shorewood Public Library is ensuring people have access to information. Access to digital information is critical for all citizens, whether it’s for accessing a pay stub, applying for a job, submitting homework, connecting with a loved one, or learning something new. “Internet access is an equity issue, and we know some residents don’t have reliable internet access or computers at home,” says Library Director Rachel Collins. “This is one way the library is helping to bridge the digital divide.”
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