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A map of Oklahoma with the library hotspot lending locations marked with different colored dots.

 

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources partners with select public libraries to enhance broadband access to residents in some of the state’s more rural areas. We currently have fifteen libraries participating, and hope to add between four and seven new libraries each year as the program continues to grow. Each library receives multiple hotspot devices with unlimited data for a full year. Please see the links to the left for more information about the program and how to apply to become a partner.

 

Two people holding a hotspot while standing in a library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davis Public Library hotspot lending program.

 

 

 

Two women holding a hotspot in a library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library hotspot lending program.

 

 

 

Partner Libraries

Library Location
Anadarko Community Library 215 West Broadway St.
Anadarko, OK 73005
Atoka County Library 215 East A Street
Atoka, OK 74525
Chandler-Watts Library 340 Oak
Stratford, OK 74872
Davis Public Library 209 E. Benton
Davis, OK 73030
Elgin Community Library 108 Thoma Drive
Elgin, OK 73538
Grace M. Pickens Public Library 209 E. 9th St.
Holdenville, OK 74848
Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop
Grove, OK 74344
Love County Library 500 S. Hwy 77
Marietta, OK 73448
Mannford Public Library 101 N. Green Valley Pl
Mannford, OK 74044
Okemah Public Library 301 S. 2nd
Okemah, OK 74859
Reiger Memorial Library 116 N. Broadway
Haskell, OK 74436
Seminole Public Library 424 N. Main
Seminole, OK 74868
Stroud Public Library 301 W. 7th St.
Stroud, OK 74079
Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library 101 E. Thomas St.
Perkins, OK 74059
Tonkawa Public Library 216 N. 7th St.
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Watonga Public Library 301 Prouty St.
Watonga, OK 73772
Wynnewood Public Library 108 N. Dean A. McGee Ave.
Wynnewood, OK 73098

 

Mobile Hotspot Program Materials

 

A blue square with the year 1 pilot program statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Fact Sheets on Broadband Access

 

Application for Interested Libraries

After the program’s initial success in 2017-18, we would like to continue growing by adding roughly 4-5 rural libraries each year. The program typically begins in May or June and is funded for a full year. Participating libraries are responsible for collecting patron surveys for that year, participating in monthly conference calls, and trying to continue the program once the initial funding expires.

 

A formal application will be uploaded to this site at a later date.

 

If you are a rural librarian in Oklahoma interested in this program, please contact Dr. Brian Whitacre.

 

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