Housing and Helping to Bridge the Digial Divide

Digital Divide


With virtual learning a necessity for many students during the pandemic, bridging the digital divide has never been more important. To meet this urgent need, L.A. County is providing $12.5 million in CARES Act funding to school districts throughout the County so that they can supply students with computers and Wi-Fi hotspot access. Our County library system is also a key player in these efforts. Thanks to the laptop lending program, visitors who drop by their local library for pick-up service can borrow a laptop along with a book. And we’re also using CARES Act funding to expand Wi-Fi connectivity in library parking lots so that local residents and library patrons can go online without going inside. For a closer look at these programs, explore this website for video content and more.

LA County Library laptop program