Given that more people than ever are assessing news and reading material digitally, it is only fitting that Mississauga Library caters to this growing trend. The Mississauga Library recently launched two free pilot platforms for its digital services- Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots.
The Chromebooks and hotspot devices were purchased through a provincial grant – the Improving Library Digital Services fund.
The fund was announced by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport in 2017, a $3 million province-wide investment in more than 307 Ontario libraries.
Chromebooks are available at the Cooksville, Malton and Sheridan libraries, while the Wi-Fi hotspot devices are only available at the Cooksville branch.
The hotspot devices were launched in mid-September. This allows users to borrow the device for seven days and access the internet at home, work or on-the-go.
A Chromebook is a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system. It can be borrowed until the library closes but cannot be reserved.
There are many Mississauga residents who have limited internet connections in their homes and this is a way for them to access a whole lot more. -CINEWS