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Brock Libraries launches new wifi hotspot lending program

Brock Libraries has launched a new program that will help residents get connected to the world-wide web.

The wifi hotspot lending program, which got underway a couple of weeks ago, allows library users to borrow a device that allows them to connect to the internet through the cellular network.

“Brock Libraries have been supporting the connectivity needs of our community for decades through the provision of in-branch internet access and wifi, public computers, and other digital resources. Closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to restrict access to some of these critical services,” reads a media release.

“We recognize that basic internet connectivity is essential for those seeking employment, completing online learning, or just keeping in touch with family and friends during this difficult time. To continue achieving our mission to ‘connect our community’ we are bringing the internet to those who need it most.”

The new program allows library users to borrow one of the devices for up to two days at a time at no cost.

“Brock Libraries would like to thank the Government of Canada and United Way of Durham Region for financial support for this program through the Emergency Community Support Fund,” the media release reads.

For more information on the program, or other library services, visit https://brocklibraries.ca/

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