You can now check out wireless hotspots from the library

You can now check out wireless hotspots from the library
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Ever really needed to work on your laptop, but there’s no WiFi?

As a reporter, this happens to me all the time (*cough cough* the upstairs meeting rooms at the government center *cough*).  I’m sure you’ve been there, too.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library is now allowing patrons to check out wireless hotspots.

It will cost you either $14 (for seven days), $28 (two weeks) or $42 (three weeks) and you can reserve them through the library catalog.

They’re T-Mobile devices and deliver high-speed internet to up to 10 devices. The library system has 100 of them and you can check availability here.

Beattie's Ford Library

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This will further Charlotte’s efforts on digital inclusion.

One of the library’s goals with this is to get internet into the hands of people who don’t have broadband access at home or at work. That’s a huge part of the stuff Bruce Clark is doing with the city’s digital inclusion project.

It’s also another example of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library being ahead of the curve nationally.

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