SJ Access is a City of San José initiative to provide residents and students access to all things digital: internet, free Wi-Fi, and digital literacy programs and opportunities.

The Need

Access to digital connectivity — a fast and reliable internet connection — has become an essential service for residents in San José, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, with our students and teachers navigating the challenges of distance learning. SJ Access helps households with little or no internet access get connected by partnering with school districts and businesses, installing outdoor Wi-Fi access at City libraries and community centers, and lending new and refurbished devices at no cost.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

As part of the SJ Access initiative, Library members can now check out a Wi-Fi hotspot device for FREE at any SJPL Express Pickup location. Please call your local branch in advance to reserve a hotspot. Here’s a list of locations and phone numbers. Devices must be picked up and returned during Express Pickup hours.

Not a Library member? No problem. You can sign up anytime