Going on a road trip? Have slow or no internet access at home? Are you getting close to that looming data cap? The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) now offers 7-Day checkout for its Wifi2Go service. With WiFi2Go, NPL cardholders can check out a portable WiFi hotspot for no cost. This will provide unlimited high-speed internet access through a cellular data connection from either Verizon or Sprint/T-mobile. If you have a signal from those providers in any location, you can access the internet using the hotspots. Up to 10 devices can be connected to a hotspot at a time for internet access.
While many people might have internet access at home, this is not always the case, especially in rural areas of the parish. Libraries are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve, and elected officials, small business owners, students, and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing a resource like WiFi2Go, the NPL is providing access to knowledge and connecting its community.
“This is just one more way the library provides equal access to members of our community,” said Alan Niette, NPL Community Outreach Coordinator. “As with all library services, we want to provide tools for our patrons to succeed and compete in the connected world we live in.”
For more information on getting a library card, you may visit either library branch location or call 318-357-3280.