KC Public Library has 900 Chromebooks available at checkout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Public Library could be your new source for hooking up.

The library announced that it has 900 Chromebooks that can be borrowed for free by anyone with a library card.

Every Chromebook includes built-in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE mobile data. The library said both will provide online access to users almost anywhere.

The library said Chromebooks would be in high demand. He encourages people who need one of the computers to make a reservation. When the Chromebook is available, it can be picked up in a convenient library location. They can be returned to any library branch.

Suspensions can be placed by visiting the library catalog or by calling, emailing, or chatting with library staff.

Each Chromebook is borrowed for 21 days at a time, but there are no renewals.

The library said three weeks allows borrowers to complete homework, pay bills, apply for jobs or attend to other activities.

The Chromebooks were paid for with more than $800,000 in emergency connectivity funding from the federal government.

The library said it’s just one more way to help bridge Kansas City’s digital divide between those who have computers and online access and those who don’t.

The library also has hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots with unlimited data available.

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