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Hotspots now lending! Check out the map below for your closest participating library! 

 Lending Event Schedule is now available below through October 31st! 



New York, Queens, and Brooklyn Libraries Partnership


Free WiFi Wireless Hotspots through Public Libraries!


What is this partnership?

With the Public Library systems of NYC (NY, Queens, Brooklyn), Community Schools are distributing up to 5,000 wireless hotspots. These devices provide FREE internet, and are perfect for connecting families who don't have access at home.  Families can "check out" a WiFi hotspot from their local library to keep for the entire school year.

The program is open to parents and caregivers with public library cards who:

  • Are at least 18 years old and support a child in a New York City public school (students                who are 18 may borrow on their own)
  • Have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up;
  • Have a valid adult library card with less than $15 fines in fines

To find out more, you can visit the library system in your borough:



How do I connect my families to these hotspots?

There are 75+ libraries participating throughout NYC with hotspots available for distribution.

WHERE: 

Check out the map below to find the nearest library to your school. 




WHEN:

Some libraries allow for walk-ins. Please call your local library before visiting to ask if a family must register for an event.





Additional Support Materials for Schools:

We’ve already prepared translated outreach announcements for families that are ready for you to send home.  


Libraries have also created flyers to help advertise this project: