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 Kit Program distributes free laptops to Mecklenburg County adults without a home computer. Each kit includes a refurbished laptop optimized for accessing the internet, joining virtual meetings, creating documents, and more.
Due to overwhelming demand, applications for our fall distributions have been closed. We will reopen applications in early 2023 for spring distribution opportunities.
MeckTech Connect is a partnership with Open Broadband to pilot a free public internet service in select neighborhoods in the West Boulevard Corridor, rolling out beginning in December 2021. Our goal is to provide affordable, fast and reliable broadband service, source talent from the local community, and offer a strong customer experience to support individuals at all levels of digital literacy.