County Libraries Now Lending Mobile Hotspots

The Montgomery County Public Libraries system is now lending mobile hotspots to library cardholders, as part of its new Internet to Go program.

250 Verizon MiFi Mobile hotspots will be available at all MCPL locations currently providing public service, according to an MCPL press release.

“We know that the digital divide affects many of our County residents each day, and we are very pleased to begin this program,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo in a statement. “This will make it possible for us to support County residents who may be working remotely, helping their children navigate online learning, applying online for jobs and benefits, and completing other important and necessary tasks online.”

Library cardholders in good standing, who are 14 years and older, are eligible to check out a mobile hotspot, which may be borrowed for up to two weeks with no renewals.

Customers may place a hold on a hotspot via MCPL’s web site, or by calling Ask-A-Librarian at 240-777-0001, to schedule a pickup at a library branch.

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