Fairbanks North Star Borough (Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries)
Log Number: CAGML-246694-OMLS-21
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries will make available 25 laptops and MiFi devices (hotspots) for residents to borrow. The rural nature of the area means there are limited cell towers and internet access points beyond the public library. These internet accessible laptops will include instructional videos, applications to assist with resume creation, virtual education, links to local, state, and federal resources for assistance, and literacy software to those patrons who need additional access to resources from home. The extra devices will not only provide services to undeserved library patrons but will also help alleviate demand on library computers.