Over 4,000 Hotspots Checked Out Through Pandemic Response Program

Providing internet access to community members
April 10, 2024
Three library staff members stand in front of a green and black library van with a table full of Wi-Fi hotspots.Free wi-fi hotspots were piloted at the library as a pandemic response program in 2020. Since they were introduced, community members have borrowed hotspots 4,033 times. 

The library was able to help make internet accessible to our community during the height of the pandemic.In 2020, more than 525 hotspots with one year of free internet service were distributed to Sacramento households and community-based organizations through the City of Sacramento’s Digital Equity Response Program. Devices were also available in Lucky Day collections at City of Sacramento locations.

Sacramento Public Library’s hotspot lending program will end on July 1, 2024. The library will continue to offer free wi-fi service at all of our library locations. Cardholders can also use the computers onsite and check out Chromebooks, Netbooks and tablets.