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Wi-Fi Now Available at All Libraries

If you are looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot, you need not look any further than the closest Memphis Public Library & Information Center location. A recently completed 24-month project culminated in Wi-Fi access availability at all 19 libraries in the system. “With the funding and support we received from City Council and the Administration we were able to deploy a more robust and reliable Wi-Fi solution. This was a part of our $1.5M network infrastructure upgrade effort for all of the library locations,” said chief information officer Joseph Sanders.

Previously, Wi-Fi access and data ports were only offered at six locations (Bartlett, Benjamin L. Hooks Central, Cordova, Hollywood, Randolph and Whitehaven), and connections were less than reliable. Now, more areas of the City and County are covered and at faster speeds—54 mbps versus the 11 mbps before. “The economy has forced many people to re-evaluate their expenditures. The Internet is one of the first casualties. We’re pleased to provide this service, free of charge, to our customers,” said director of libraries Keenon McCloy.

Laptops and other personal devices will need compliant wireless network cards to get online.

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