The Metro Library Network (MLN), a collaboration between the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Public libraries, will begin lending wifi hotspots to library card holders on April 17.
Library card holders can check the hotspots out for 21 days. Each library will have a select number of devices and holds will not be allowed at this time. Patrons must visit their library to check out the devices.
“Access to the internet is a constant need in our community,” said Dara Schmidt, Director of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. “We are excited to be able to partner with our neighboring libraries to provide this resource.”
Wifi hotspots provide access to the internet anywhere there is a Verizon cell connection.
For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Public Library at (319) 261-READ, Marion Public Library (319) 377-3412, or Hiawatha Public Library (319) 393-1414 or visit the MLN website at www.metrolibrarynetwork.org.