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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (843) 805-6930.