Gary L Herman
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (October 20, 2020) – Thanks to the Alexander County Library and the county’s Information Technology Department, public Wi-Fi access has been expanded in three locations.
Wi-Fi hotspots have been added at the library’s main branch so patrons can access the internet in the front and rear parking areas and in the side yard. Hotspots were also installed at the Alexander County Administration Building (Liledoun Road side) and the Alexander Senior Center (corner of Liledoun Road and 7th Street).
“Even though things are still working their way back toward normal, the library is pleased to be able to offer additional support to our community,” said Laura Crooks, library director. “While our doors were closed, we looked for ways to offer services to our patrons and saw a true need for public Wi-Fi access.”
Greg Cronk, IT director, said, “The Alexander County IT Department is happy to be a partner with the library to help provide more public internet access for our citizens during the pandemic.”
The hotspots, which were installed by Structured Cabling Solutions and the IT Department staff, will be available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Wi-Fi network, called “Alexander Public WiFi,” is open with no password needed; however, the user must accept the terms on the splash page to access the internet.
“Throughout this time of online learning and working from home, the library will continue to do its best to support the citizens of Alexander County,” Crooks related.
Crooks said that curbside service continues to be available at all three library branches, with computer usage and book browsing available without an appointment.
For more information, call the main library at (828) 632-4058.