The Tulsa County Library is now making WiFi hotspots available for students throughout the county to check out as an effort to narrow the digital divide.
Any student kindergarten through senior year is eligible to check out a WiFi hotspot through the Tulsa County libraries, as long as they or their parent has a TCCL account.
TCCL has purchased 1,000 hotspots that students can check out for up to two weeks at a time. You can renew your check out after those two weeks for another 14 days if needed.
Anyone can show up to one of their locations curbside, call the number on the sign, then a librarian will get you checked out with your TCCL card account. This process only takes about ten minutes at most.
TCCL spokesperson Kiley Roberson says with the school year starting virtually for most kids, they are so excited to help set kids up for success.
“We are just happy we are able to partner with them and with other communities and all of our kids to make sure every student in Tulsa County has the same opportunity regardless of where they go to school or where they live,” Roberson says.
TCCL is also extending their WiFi out to the parking lots of their four main county locations for 24/7 use with the exception of the downtown location on Denver Ave. since their parking garage is too far from their building for the WiFi to reach it.