Libraries are meeting the technology needs of Georgians, affording them the ability to apply for jobs and retirement benefits, get help with homework and even learn how to build a robot — and the backbone of every offering is broadband.
Our Information Technology team provides consulting services to assist libraries in the evaluation and selection of Internet Service Providers for the procurement of broadband and conducts vendor assessments and contract negotiations and with filing for E-rate applications.
We fund the non-E-rated portion of broadband costs for each library system, ensuring that all patrons of Georgia’s libraries, regardless of location, are afforded access to a high-speed connection to the Internet. In addition, the majority of patrons have access to a wireless network. We also host cloud public-access computers in the majority of Georgia’s libraries.
Along with email and Web hosting, we also offer professional development and training to public library staff and a broad range of technical support for network, hardware and software technology issues.