About Internet Anywhere
San Diego County Library has acquired 2,000 hotspots via the Emergency Connectivity Fund to circulate to members of the community in need of internet access.
Instructions for Program Participants
Frequently Asked Questions for Program Participants
The Emergency Connectivity Fund grant gives us the opportunity to help our community mitigate the digital divide with mobile hotspot devices.
The grant requires that customers declare they do not have sufficient access to the internet. The customer will do so by completing the Attestation Form and returning to staff.
The Internet Anywhere mobile hotspot is free to check out.
Customers will receive an ATT Franklin A10 MiFi device, plus charging cable.
Visit any SDCL branch with valid photo ID or your SDCL library card.
Dependents under 18 who do not have internet permission are unable to check out devices. Dependents with internet permission must have parent/legal guardian complete Attestation Form to check out a device.
The hotspot includes unlimited data.
Yes. The hotspots can support multiple connections.
The Internet Anywhere mobile hotspot checks out for three weeks with up to four automatic renewals, after which the device must be returned to any SDCL branch.
Yes, if there is another available hotspot.
If there are no available hotspots, and the same device is available the following day, it may be checked out again. Devices will not be held for customers and will be made available for others to check out upon return.
Yes. Customers are asked to return Internet Anywhere mobile hotspots and charging cable to library staff at the service desk. Returning to exterior bookdrops or through automatic book returns may result in damage to the devices.