Dallas residents without home broadband will now have 2,000 more ways to access the internet thanks to Dallas Public Library’s expanded hotspot lending program. As of December 15, every Dallas Public Library location (except for Bookmarks at NorthPark Center) has at least 85 hotspots available for at-home internet use.
“The additional hotspots are an important part of providing the library’s core service of computer access,” said Library Director Giudice. “To that end, library locations serving populations with a greater digital divide will have more hotspots available at the launch to ensure the people who need it most have equitable access.”
The Dallas Public Library remains closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but is offering curbside pick-up of materials and virtual programming. Hotspots can be requested online at www.dallaslibrary.org, by phone at 214-670-7809, or by contacting a local branch. The wi-fi hotspots can be checked out for 30 days with the option to renew if there are no outstanding requests. Cardholders are encouraged to get on the waitlist now in order to have a hotspot as soon as they are available.
Free and secure outdoor public WiFi hotspots are available to use between 7 am and 9 pm every day in the parking lots of four locations: Prairie Creek, Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest, Highland Hills and Dallas West.