Expanded Wi-Fi Now Available Throughout the Library District
We know that the COVID pandemic has not affected everyone equally. This has further called attention to the digital divide in the Silicon Valley, as more people are reliant on the internet for entertainment, to apply for stimulus checks, unemployment, access business resources, or to support distance learning.
To help our patrons and residents get connected, the Library has extended free Wi-Fi in the parking lots of the Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill and Saratoga Libraries. (Temporarily unavailable at Campbell Library.) The Wi-Fi will be available from the parking lots 24/7 for patrons to access from the safety of their cars and/or outdoors where they are able to social distance. In addition, we have installed Wi-Fi on both Bookmobiles to provide Wi-Fi access to patrons when the Bookmobile is out in the community. The Library has a long history of providing free Wi-Fi within Library buildings, but because access to Library buildings has been impacted by COVID, the Library has extended free Wi-Fi to its parking lots.