Libraries to offer laptop and hotspot lending programs

Starting in September, patrons at select libraries in Central New York will be able to take home laptop computers and 4G wireless hotspots for a period of three weeks. The program, called CNYFi, is sponsored by the Central New York Library Resources Council.

The pilot program will be circulating 30 Internet kits to library patrons. These kits include a hotspot that can connect up to nine devices to the Internet, along with a Chromebook computer.

The MidYork Library System will be offering 10 kits to patrons at the Jordanville Public Library in Jordanville. The program hopes to expand across the region in 2016.

Donations are sought to help support this pilot program. For information or to make a donation, visit

Original Article from the Utica Observer Dispatch. Posted August 14, 2015.