The Metro Library Network (MLN), a collaboration between the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Public Libraries is now lending wi-fi hotspots to eligible library card holders.
Wi-fi hotspots provide access to the internet anywhere there is a Verizon cell connection. Hotpots can be used with wi-fi enabled electronic devices, and may be checked out for 21 days. Hotspots may not be renewed, and holds are not allowed at this time. Patrons must visit their library to check out the devices.
"The library's internet connection is very important for many in our community," said Jeaneal Weeks, Director of the Hiawatha Public Library. "This new program will allow us to extend our library service and resources outside the physical walls of the library in order to provide more access and flexibility to meet the needs of our patrons."
For more information, call the Hiawatha Public Library at (319) 393-1414, Cedar Rapids Public Library (319) 261-READ, Marion Public Library (319) 377-3412 or visit our website at www.hiawathapubliclibrary.org.