Anne Arundel Public Library to Offer Wi-Fi Hotspot Kits and Chromebooks

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) will now allow members to borrow Wi-Fi hotspot kits and Chromebooks thanks to funding from the Library Foundation.

Wi-Fi hotspots will allow for library members to connect to the internet from a computer, phone, Roku, or other device. Hotspots will connect anywhere that has Sprint LTE data service and can be used at home, at work, or on the go. There are currently 50 available kits that can be checked out for seven days and renewed if there is no one on a waiting list.

From AACPL’s website:

AACPL Wifi Hotspots:

  • Can be checked out with regular customer cards and SAIL student accounts
  • Can be checked out for one week at a time
  • Can be renewed up to five times if no one is waiting to borrow one
  • Can be requested from our catalog to be sent to any library location
  • Can be returned to any library location
  • Include unlimited high-speed LTE service on the Sprint network
  • Can be connected to up to 10 devices at once
  • Hotspots returned after the due date will be subject to an overdue fine of $.30 per day.
  • Data service to overdue hotspots will be turned off.
  • Have questions or need help troubleshooting? Send us an email.

Anne Arundel County is the third county library system to offer computer and internet resources to members for checkout. Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library system has Wi-Fi enabled Chromebooks and Talbot County’s library system has Chromebook and Wi-Fi kits for checkout as well.

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