• November 28, 2020
 City powers up ‘Mi-Fi’ Hotspot borrowing via Public Library locations

City powers up ‘Mi-Fi’ Hotspot borrowing via Public Library locations

City officials announced Tuesday that the Public Library has expanded its service to the community and is now offering a Mi-Fi (Mobile Wi-Fi) Hotspot to library cardholders.  

“While library buildings remain closed to the public, the public library is providing the mobile hotspots to individuals and families who may not have internet access at home,” city officials shared. “Anyone with a library card can borrow the mobile device for up to six months.”

The pocket-sized hotspot is a portable device that provides Wi-Fi internet access to people with computers, smartphones, and tablets by connecting to a cellular network.

Officials add that the mobile devices have unlimited data and can be used for all online tasks, from home to mobile learning.

An El Paso Public library card is needed to borrow a mobile hotspot; library cards are free to anyone who lives within the El Paso city limits.

To get a free card, visit the Library Card Sign up Now tab via the library’s website.

How does it work?

  1. Visit the CONNECT tab of the library website and click the MYFI HOTSPOTS link and click GET CONNECTED
  2. Reserve a unit and pickup location.
  3. Review and sign the Hotspot Agreement (or Acuerdo en Espanol).
  4. Bring the agreement when picking up the unit.
  5. Take the MyFi Survey

For more information, call the El Paso Public Library at (915) 212-7323, or visit www.elpasolibrary.org.

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