The Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville now offers mobile hotspots to provide Wi-Fi access to the public in underserved locations. The Library has ten circulating hotspot devices that can be checked out to library patrons for individual Wi-Fi access at home, and one additional hotspot will be used by Library staff to offer Wi-Fi access at scheduled pop-up locations in the community.
The CLD&J Mobile Hotspots were funded through the support of the Central New York Library Resources Council. According to the 2018 American Community Survey, 12.9% of households in the Jamesville-DeWitt school district have no internet access, including 3.4% of children under the age of 18. The CLD&J is excited to make these hotspots available to our community in these challenging times when internet access can be more important than ever for school, work, or connecting with family and friends.
The hotspots will be available for pickup at the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville. Reserves on hotspots can be placed by calling the Library at 315-446-3578 or through the Library’s online catalog at: catalog.onlib.org by searching for “T9 Franklin Mobile Hotspot”.
These hotspots are available for a one-week loan with an option to renew for an additional week. The Library will also use one of these mobile hotspots to offer a weekly Pop-Up Wi-Fi session at a location in the community.
The Library’s Outreach Librarians, Kara and Nan, will set up Wi-Fi access in the parking lots at the following locations starting November 5th.
Please note: these sessions will not be offered on holidays.
- 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (2:30p-4:30p):
- Springfield Gardens
- 76 Caton Drive, DeWitt, NY 13214
- (near the swimming pool)
- 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (2:30p-4:30p):
- Jamesville Food Pantry
- 6486 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078
- (back parking lot)
- Advance registration is not required. We encourage all participants, once they are successfully connected to the hotspot, to remain inside their cars or socially distanced outside.
- Please note: up to 15 devices can simultaneously connect to the hotspot. Therefore, availability may be limited.
For more information or questions about this service, please contact the Library at 315-446-3578 or email Kara Conley, the Coordinator for Community Engagement & Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t have a library card? Sign up today at: https://www.onlib.org/digital-library-card. It’s that easy!