East Lake Community Library is one of the few libraries in Pinellas County to offer FREE, unlimited high-speed Internet access to local families through the use of WiFi HotSpots that can be checked out like a library book!
The portable HotSpots allow customers in areas without WiFi to easily get online using any WiFi-enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. The HotSpot is portable, so you can connect your device almost anywhere a cell phone signal can be received - at home, at the beach, or on vacation.
The Friends of East Lake Community Library fund the monthly data charges for each device so there is NO COST to the patrons. HotSpots cannot be reserved or renewed and are on a first come, first served basis. If the device is not returned on time, the data plan will be turned off and borrowing privileges may be suspended.
Devices must be checked out and returned to the Member Services Desk at East Lake Community Library. Please call or visit the library for all policies and procedures regarding this new collection.
What we’re offering is access to the world—helping everyone connect with family and friends, banking and job searches, school resources and entertainment. The library has always been a place to access technology. Now we’re bringing the library outside its walls through this valuable service.
Lois Eannel, Library Director