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Kent District Library lets you check out mobile hotspots

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 08:49:45-04

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — The Kent District Library is still closed due to the pandemic, but they can help you can internet access at home through its collection of hotspots.

Hotspots are small devices that provide a wifi connection to an entire household through cell service. KDL lets members check them out like books.

Until now, KDL has had 133 hotpots available for checkout, but the library system is adding 700 more hotspots, which will be available soon to anyone with a KDL library card.

Hotspots that are checked out will be mailed to the user.

Go here to register for a KDL card online

“With an estimated 24,000 households without broadband access in Kent County, during this time of crisis, it’s important to help as many people as we can,” said KDL director of library services Carrie Wilson in a release.

Book drops have been open since June 8.