DeKalb library program gives you free internet at home

DeKalb County Library is beginning a free WiFi checkout for county residents.
DeKalb County Library is beginning a free WiFi checkout for county residents.

You can stop stealing Wi-Fi from your neighbor now. The DeKalb County Public Library will help you get free internet at home.

The library is beginning a new pilot program, allowing people to check out internet hotspots just like they would their favorite book. All you need is a library card.

The hotspots will be available for four weeks at the Chamblee, Decatur, Flat Shoals and Stonecrest branches to anyone over 13 years old. If the four-week pilot period is a success, the library system hopes to expand the hotspots’ availability.

“If things go well, the DeKalb Library Foundation will solicit additional funding for the program,” said Jenny LaJeunesse, the library’s automation coordinator.

Cobb County's library system began a similar Wi-Fi program last fall. Residents can check out that county's hotspots for one week.

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