Patrons Can Borrow Laptops And Wifi Hotspots From Select Carnegie Libraries [WESA]

 

Google is piloting a laptop and wifi hotspot lending program with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

People often use the library’s computers to apply for jobs, apartments or government benefits, keep up with friends and family, or for school and work. But not everyone has a schedule that allows them to do these things during library hours.

Giving people the opportunities to take this stuff home ... work at a schedule that really meets their needs is important,” said Toby Greenwalt, the library’s director of digital strategy and technology integration. “[It] matters for school work … for finding jobs. That matters for dealing with government resources. That matters if you just want to watch a video on YouTube.”

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