SAN LEANDRO, CA: The San Leandro Public Library will begin circulating 25 laptops and 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots kits with free, unlimited 4G LTW data plans today, December 10, 2019. Through the Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant rewarded by MobileBeacon, which was obtained by the City of San Leandro Information Technology Division, the San Leandro Library will assist in providing equitable resources and opportunities to community members with limited access to technology.
Access to a computer and the internet at home greatly increases the chance to break the cycle of poverty. Each kit contains one laptop that runs Windows 10, and one hotspot device that allows residents to connect up to 10 devices for free. Kits are available on a first come first served basis, and can be checked out for two weeks (no renewals or holds allowed). Patrons must be 18 years or older with a valid San Leandro Public Library card to check-out a kit.
Each device is wiped clean when it is returned, so residents are encouraged to save documents on a USB device. Patrons are asked to fill out a short survey at check-out and check-in to fulfill the requirements of the grant that made the circulation of Tech2Go kits possible.
For more information, contact the Main Library Information Desk at 510-577-3971.
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