Wicomico Public Libraries

Log Number: CAGML-247337-OMLS-20

Wicomico Public Libraries will expand its hotspot lending program to include more hotspots, data, and laptop computers to increase digital access in Wicomico County. In response to COVID-19, this lending program will support students, job seekers, and small business owners needing digital access to succeed and survive. The library currently has 20 hotspots, 15 of which are in circulation. To address community needs, the IT manager recommended purchasing 60 laptops, 40 hotspots, and increasing the Library's data plan to support the hotspots for two years. The library will also develop a medium- to long-term solution to closing gaps in digital infrastructure, such as broadband, local network solutions, and providing access to devices.