Are you a student who needs internet access away from the classroom? Do you need Wi-Fi to take part in telehealth visits, pay your bills, or apply for jobs? If so, Mid-Continent Public Library is now offering Wi-Fi To Go, a service that allows customers to check out a device that provides access to the internet where and when they need it.
Made possible by CARES Act funding (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development and Jackson County, Missouri, Wi-Fi To Go gives you a way to wirelessly access the internet from nearly any location by connecting your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the Library’s portable Wi-Fi device.
Use a Wi-Fi To Go device to check your email, access online Library resources that help with homework, browse websites, conduct research, stream music or movies, and more!
Please note: The strength of mobile phone service in the area where you are using the Wi-Fi To Go device may impact the device’s internet speed. MCPL’s Wi-Fi To Go devices currently run on the T-Mobile LTE network.
How to Borrow a Wi-Fi To Go Kit
Visit the online catalog to place a hold on a Wi-Fi To Go kit and have it delivered to the Library location of your choice. Or contact your local branch to help you place a hold.
When you receive notice that your Wi-Fi To Go kit is ready at your selected location, pick up your device in branch or via curbside service.
Once you have the kit, follow the instructions included in the kit to connect your Wi-Fi-enabled device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) to the Wi-Fi To Go device.
You have 14 days to use the Wi-Fi device and the free internet service it provides. If there are no holds on the device (other customers waiting to use it), you may renew your checkout two more times, for a total of up to six weeks.
When you’re done, return the kit to any MCPL branch.
There is no cost to you to use the device; the Library pays for unlimited wireless services.
Library card required. Need one? Sign up here »