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 hotspot.
Library patrons wishing to check out 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.
The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com.