Monday, August 31, 2015
According to a 2013 report from the New York City’s Comptroller’s Office entitled “Bridging the Digital Literacy Divide” (PDF), 26.7% of households do not subscribe to high speed Internet service. The Library HotSpot loan program attempts to address these issues through loaning 10,000 mobile hotspots through the city's three public library systems.
With the Library HotSpot, you will now be able to connect your device (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) to the internet! To obtain a Library HotSpot, you must register* for and attend an orientation session. You can search the full calendar of orientation sessions here.
*We have a limited number of HotSpot devices and you will need to register early to guarantee a device.
In addition, you must agree to take surveys during the time you have the mobile hotspot. You can borrow the Library HotSpot for a year, with no renewals. Below are the general guidelines and lending policy for borrowing a Library HotSpot from Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).
In order to borrow a mobile hotspot from BPL, you must:
Look at the documents below for important information regarding high schools.