Toronto libraries have upped their library game by allowing borrowers to take home, not just books, but WiFi as well.

The city is partnering with Google to offer portable WiFi hotspots to residents living in low-income neighborhoods.

The project’s goal is to give free internet to Torontonians who can’t afford it. The WiFi hotspots can be borrowed for up to six months at a time in six library branches around Toronto.

Credit: Toronto Public Library

“Google hopes to give some of the most underserved in our city a way to bridge the tech divide,” the tech giant said in a news release.

Google said that lending out the hotspots, which provides users with 10 gigabytes of data per month, will be a simple and effective way to get people online.


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