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Anne Arundel County Public Library offers Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot kits for checkout

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 09:26:22-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Tuesday, officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced that the system is now offering Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot bundles for check out.

The initiative marks the first time customers can borrow a computer to use at home.

The 50 available kits can be checked out for seven days and can be renewed if no one is waiting. Like existing library Wi-Fi hotspots, the bundles can be requested to be picked up at any branch.

“Many county residents still don’t have reliable access to a computer and high-speed internet,” said Library CEO Skip Auld. “Thanks to funding from the Library Foundation, we are proud to be able to meet the needs of many families that are working and learning at home.”

The Wi-Fi hotspots, featuring unlimited high-speed data, can support up to 10 phones, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices.

AACPL continues to enhance its learning and digital offerings for customers including free online tutoring and resume review from Brainfuse, skill building video tutorials from Lynda.com and Udemy and language learning with Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages. Learn more about all AACPL learning resources by clicking here.

Homework help and assistance is also available to students and parents.