Harrison County Library System

Log Number: CAGML-247964-OMLS-20

The Harrison County Library System will launch a dual approach to respond rapidly to patron needs in a pandemic and provide ongoing connectivity to its users. The library will partner with Coast Transit Authority to supply hotspot access to eight county bus routes and a hotspot and digital materials at the main transit hub. The library will also purchase a mobile outreach vehicle to provide devices, internet access, and library materials where and when needed. The outreach vehicle will also provide safer conditions for staff and patrons outside the traditional building environment. Current service figures show over 800,000 trips on CTA routes, giving the library an opportunity to reach thousands of patrons with transportation challenges and time constraints that prevent them from accessing current library services.