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Mobile Hotspots for Libraries

Mobile-hotspot

One big part of community outreach is bringing library services to the people.  It might be a local event, farmers market, or a holiday parade.  On common theme that we hear over and over is that it would be awesome if there was a way to have internet access at these events. 

The good news is that soon it will be possible!  SCLS will soon introduce a pilot project for using mobile hotspots.  This project is funded by a grant and will last about a year.  If this is something you are interested in, please watch your email over the next week or so.  We plan on sending out information about the project and how to signup!

Mobile hotspots are about the size of a smartphone and use the cellular signal to connect to the internet.  Once the hotspot is online it sends out a wireless signal.  You can connect to this signal using any normal wireless device.  Just like that you have an internet connection wherever you are! This is a great opportunity to get out into the community and still stay connected.

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