Thanks to funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund, the Orange County Library System has just launched a new Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to help provide wireless internet to cardholders – something we advocated for back in 2018.

Wi-Fi hotspots are now available for checkout with a library card at any library location, while supplies last. Hotspots can be checked out for up to 30 days at a time, but renewals are not permitted. They can be returned to any Orange County Library System location or book drop when the loan period has been concluded.

Late fees will not accrue for late returns but if it is not brought back within 14 days of the due date, the customer will be charged $25 and their account will be blocked until it is returned to the library.

Hotspots can be placed on hold and picked up at any location.

Customers who check out a hotspot must sign a form stating they have an educational need for internet service and do not have internet at their home. Click HERE for more information.

Brendan O'Connor

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