Library District receives Wi-Fi At Work Award

Contact: Joyce West


Media Advisory – July 7, 2022

Gainesville, Fla. Alachua County Library District is a recipient of the 2022 Wi-Fi At Work Award: Community Connectivity Superheroes for our WiFi2Go program.

The Wi-Fi At Work Awards were created by WifiForward to highlight the good that Wi-Fi does across the country and honor individuals and organizations who use Wi-Fi to bring connectivity to their communities during the pandemic.

“We are honored to receive this award in recognition of the Alachua County Library District’s mission to provide internet access for our patrons at home,” said Library Director Shaney T. Livingston.

The Library District launched the WiFi2Go collection in April 2021 with 100 hotspots funded by a $36,000 donation from the Alachua County Library District Foundation. With additional donations from the Foundation, the WiFi2Go collection has tripled. Alachua County library cardholders can check out a hotspot for seven days and connect up to five devices to the internet at once with no fees or data limits.

Alachua County library cardholders can reserve hotspots using the online catalog by searching for “WiFi2Go” or by calling any branch. Patrons can return WiFi2Go hotspots to any library branch.

In addition to WiFi2Go, the Library District offers computers with Internet access for public use for free at all 12 locations. Free WiFi is also available at all library locations.

Visit for frequently asked questions. To schedule an interview, please contact Joyce West at or call (352) 334-3968. High-resolution pictures of WiFi2Go are available for download and media use at

By Charissa on July 8, 2022