With more parents having to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as students in grades K-College needing help with distance learning, there are a range of technological challenges going on in households across Southern Nevada. The Library District is here to help with FREE access to mobile devices and WiFi Hotspots that you can check out and take home(available to those with a valid library card and who reside in the Library District’s taxing district), as well as even more technology that you can use while visiting any of our 25 library locations.
Below is a brief overview of the technology and devices that are available from the Library District seven days a week.
Devices Available for Check Out*
(*Must have a valid library card and live within the Library District’s taxing district.)
These devices bring free internet access right into your home and will allow up to 10 devices to be connected. You can check out these devices for 21 days and renew as long as there is no waiting list. Hotspots are now filtered, so customers of all ages are eligible to take one home. Call your local library for availability and to place a request.
Tablets are a convenient way to work, with touch screens and lightweight design. iPads are now available to check out and take home with you for 7 days. Call your local library for availability and to place your request.
Laptops for In-Branch Use
We have laptops available for adults to check out and use while in the branch. This is a great option for parents and caregivers who have children attending Vegas Strong Academy or using our Homework Help Centers. This allows you to get your own work done while your children are studying.
In-Branch Technology Services
We offer black & white and color printing from our computer labs and mobile devices.
We have high-speed internet access available throughout all of our buildings, which also extends out into our parking lots.
All of our public computers offer office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
We have fax services available through self-service kiosks.
Copiers with scanners
All of our branches have copy machines that also include scanners for you to save your document to your USB drive.