Hotspot Lending Programme

In a 2012 study, a reported 14% of Wellington County residents did not have access to the Internet in their home. Increasingly, information can only be found online, with students, job seekers, and small business owners relying on access. The public computers and free Wi-Fi already available in our library branches continue to see increased use every year.

In light of this demand, Wellington County Library was fortunate to receive a grant from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund in support of a mobile Internet programme for library patrons. One hotspot device provides unlimited internet use during a 7 day checkout period. Hotspots can accommodate up to 15 devices at a time.

iPads and Chromebooks

In addition to the 70 hotspots that are available across the County, we have added 70 iPads that are available for a 7 day loan. Upper Grand District School Board students have access to 70 Chromebooks provided by the school board and we have added 10 more to help meet demand.


Hotspots and iPads are available to adult patrons with a valid library card in good standing. Children and teens are encouraged to take advantage of the programme, but will need a parent or guardian to check out the device on their card.

To read our Internet Acceptable Use policy, click here. 


 Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

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