Despite closing our facilities, WiFi internet at all libraries is active, and although Sonoma County Library is asking patrons to honor the shelter in place order, patrons practicing safe social distancing can access library WiFi from outside the buildings (may not work at all libraries).
The Sonoma County Library has been circulating SonomaFi hotspots and ChromeKits. At the time the libraries closed by the county mandate, all hotspots and ChromeKits were already in circulation, and the library has extended those checkouts through the end of the shelter-in-place order.
Due to the shelter-in-place order, the library is expanding our digital resources. If you have trouble accessing the internet, please explore the following options:
The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older.
Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet access to families whose school age children qualify for free and reduced programs. After 60 days you can continue to have access at a reduced rate of $9.95/mo.
AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households, including households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.
WiFi Map is a free tool that crowdsources free wireless networks around the United States. Please note that because of the nature of the tool Sonoma County Library is not able to vet the accuracy of the information on the site. Also please note that the shelter-in-place order in Sonoma County will limit the use of this tool.