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Library starts to check out wireless Internet

Staff Reports • Jan 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library recently started loaning Verizon mobile hotspots to patrons for a week at a time.

The Lebanon Public Library, which offers books, audiobooks and DVDs, along with public access to computers, printing, scanning and in-house Internet access, can now send the Internet home with Wilson County residents. Residents with a library card in good standing can now borrow Verizon Jetpack hot spots to connect their wireless-enabled devices to the Internet wherever Verizon service is available.

Patrons can check out the mobile hotspots for a week at a time for a $7 fee, and each hot spot can be renewed once for an additional $7 fee.

“We’re so excited to provide this service to our community,” said Alesia Burnley, director of the Wilson County Library System. “We hope it will help individuals who need the Internet at home for work or school.”

Each mobile hot spot is checked out with a USB cable and power adapter. Up to 15 devices can connect to the hot spot at a time and will be able to surf the Internet wherever Verizon coverage is available.

“Whether you’re going on vacation, moving or working on a project, these mobile hot spots will take the Internet where you need it,” Burnley said.

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