Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is committed to bridging the digital divide in Mecklenburg County and providing affordable access to devices and home internet.

The MeckTech Computer Program distributes free laptops to Mecklenburg County adults without a home computer. Approved applicants receive a refurbished laptop optimized for accessing the internet, joining virtual meetings, creating documents, and more. Each applicant must be 18 years or older, live in Mecklenburg County, and have a valid email address to be approved.

Applications will open to the public on January 19, 2023. After an application is submitted, approved applicants will be notified in 7-10 business days and be prompted to schedule their appointment for pickup. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the application will close Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 5pm.

If you need assistance with devices and technology beyond the MeckTech program, contact our partners at the Center for Digital Equity by calling 311 and asking to speak to a Digital Navigator. A Digital Navigator can also assist with getting your household free or reduced internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Want to learn more about how to use computers and the internet?

Check out our Digital Literacy classes and online resources!