Internet Access Options:
Mobile/Wi-fi HOtspot Borrowing:
Many public libraries loan out mobile hot spots for patrons use. A mobile hotspot can be used anywhere and will usually allow several devices to connect to the internet. It can be a short term solution for needed home internet access for special projects or a job search. Here are some options we were able to find:
Pawtucket Public Library:
3 week loan, $2/day late fee
Providence Community Libraries (Knight Memorial, Mt. Pleasant, Smith Hill):
18+, $20 deposit (returned upon returning device)
1 week loan, $5/day late fee
Warwick Public Library:
14 days, $2/day late fee
Barrington Public Library: https://www.barringtonlibrary.org/borrow-devices-kits
18+, 3 week loanFree
Digital Equity Champions provide free wifi. Visit the following locations for access:
Complete the form if you’d like to add your business to our local digital Equity champion wifi list!
You may be able to save your data plan on your phone or other device by accessing public wireless internet options. Most public libraries have public wifi for patrons use. You may also find open wifi options at coffee shops or other businesses. We also recommend the following options:
WiFi Map - A free mobile app on App Store or Google Play Store
Download the app to help find a free wifi option wherever you are.
Facebook Wifi Finder:
Follow the directions to the right to utilize this Facebook feature to find wifi options.