December 16, 2020

County Libraries Launches Mobile Hotspot Lending Program for the Public

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has launched "Internet to Go," a mobile hotspot lending program for the public. MCPL has a collection of 250 Verizon MiFi Mobile hotspots that will be available at all MCPL locations currently providing public service.

"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. "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 and older are eligible to check out a mobile hotspot. Hotspots may be borrowed for two weeks with no renewals.

Residents can place a hold on a hotspot via MCPL's webpage or by calling Ask-A-Librarian at 240-777-0001 to schedule a pickup at a choice of library branches.