Monday, March 18, 2019

You can now check out mobile Wi-Fi hotspots at the Charleston public library

Internet on the go

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:03 AM

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The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) announced today that in an effort to get the community more connected, it will now allow library cardholders to check out mobile Wi-Fi hotspots.
The hotspots will provide free internet access through the Sprint mobile network from nearly any location within the U.S. and come equipped with a built-in filtering tool that screens sites for adult content or malware. Cardholders can check out hotspots for up to two weeks; devices can be requested by placing a hold in the library's online catalog.

In a press release, CCPL deputy director Jim McQueen said, "Given the lack of internet connectivity in many communities throughout Charleston County, some students and individuals are at a disadvantage compared to those who have internet at their constant disposal. Offering these devices continues CCPL's mission to connect our diverse community with information."

Kids under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Internet Acceptable Use Agreement form before reserving a hotspot.

If you have any questions about the hotspots, you can contact CCPL at info@ccpl.org or by calling (843) 805-6930.

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