County libraries to offer Wi-Fi hotspot lending program

County libraries to offer Wi-Fi hotspot lending program
Cochise County logo (Source: Cochise County)

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Residents in two rural areas of Cochise County will have improved Wi-Fi access, thanks to the award of state funding.

The Library Services and Technology grant from the Arizona State Library will allow the Cochise County Library District to lend Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons of two of its facilities.

Visitors to the Sunsites and Elfrida libraries will now have the ability to checkout a Wi-Fi hotspot, along with their books. The grant provides $6,000 and runs until September 30.

Elfrida library (Source: Cochise County Library District)
Elfrida library (Source: Cochise County Library District)
Sunsites Community Library (Source: Cochise County Library District)
Sunsites Community Library (Source: Cochise County Library District)

“Three municipal libraries in Cochise County – Bisbee, Douglas and Huachuca City –successfully implemented this service in 2018,” said administrative manager Jennifer Davis. “And providing internet access for rural residents supports the strategic priorities identified by the Board of Supervisors.”

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the grant at the Library District Board meeting on January 8.

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