The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and the New York City Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K-12 students with free Internet access for the entire school year.

This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services.

In order to be eligible to participate in this program, a patron must:

  • Have a child in NYC public school
  • Have a valid library card* and be at least 18 years old
  • Have less than $15 in outstanding fines on their library card
  • Have no Internet access at home
  • Register and attend an orientation session at one of our participating locations
  • Agree to participate in surveys and other evaluations that will help BPL determine the merits of the program
  • Agree to the program conditions listed on the online Library HotSpot registration form

*If your library account was sent to Collections, you must pay your fine in full and wait 24 hours to validate your card.

 

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