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Tyler Public Library bridging the tech gap through hot spot and tablet checkout

May 10, 2019


Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2019
         
 
 
Tyler Public Library bridging the tech gap through hot spot and tablet checkout

The Tyler Public Library is in the fight to bridge the digital gap between families that have access to modern information through technology and those with restricted access.  As reported through census.gov an estimated 22.4 percent of City residents do not have internet access within their homes and 12.5 percent do not have a computer.
 
Through a partnership with T-Mobile, the Library will now offer hot spots and Android tablet checkouts for anyone 16 years and older who has had a Library card for at least six-months and is in good standing.  The hot spots may be checked out for up to two weeks and can provide unlimited Wi-Fi access to multiple devices at one time.  The tablets may also be checked out for up to two weeks and provides internet access and access to all of the Library’s digital resources while also having the ability to act as a hot spot.
 
Library patrons wishing to checkout one of these devices must first place the item on hold so that Library staff can ensure the device is ready and available for the patron.  Once the device is available, Library staff will notify the patron via phone or email.
 
For more information on this and other Library services, call (903) 593-7323, check the website at www.TylerLibrary.com or follow the Library on Facebook.
 
 
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About the Tyler Public Library
 
The Tyler Public Library is a department of the City of Tyler. The Library helps meet the information, education and recreation needs of Tyler’s diverse and growing community by providing a full range of print, audiovisual and digital resources along with assistance and programming to promote the use of those resources. To learn more, visit www.TylerLibrary.com.

 
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