AUSTIN, Minn.- If you’re ever at the Austin Public Library you can check out a book and also the internet.
The library has a program where they offer free internet to library patrons.The mobile hotspot program offers library card holders the chance to take a small wifi device home for up to 3 weeks. The program started in 2016 as a way to help give students internet access at home for school work.
Julie Clinefelter works at the library and tells KIMT that times are changing and not everyone can come in and use the library desktop computers.
“Somethings are easier done at home or people who work shifts that they can't come in when the libraries open.”
To get the wifi device you have to be over 18 and have an Austin library card with no outstanding fees.