Digital Access & Inclusion
Public libraries lead the way in providing a wide range of technologies and digital content. Millions of people worldwide use these resources to enhance their digital literacy skills for education, employment, civic engagement, and health purposes.
The Chattanooga Public Library is committed to building a digitally inclusive community. We offer a variety of tools and services and work with community partners to make digital access free or affordable. Please see the list below of both library and community tools available.
Digital Access Tools
- Over 200,000 e-boooks and audiobooks available to checkout for free with your library card. Get started now with Libby/Overdrive or hoopla!
- Free access to online learning and research databases. Check out what’s available for Business/Career, Education, and a variety of Research topics.
- Free public computers with Microsoft Office and Wi-Fi at all library locations.
- The 4th Floor Makerspace, a 12,000 sq ft public laboratory and educational facility with free access to iMacs with the latest Adobe Creative Cloud applications, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printers, virtual reality, and more.
- NoogaNet: free public Wi-Fi locations (including all libraries).
- Tech Goes Home: free digital literacy and skills training, plus low cost Chromebooks.
- Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator: Free digital skills courses from Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chattanooga Area.
- HCS EdConnect, Powered by EPB: no-cost home Wi-Fi for students enrolled in Hamilton County Schools.
- Affordable Connectivity Plan: low cost home internet plan subsidized by the FCC. (For help outside of Chattanooga, click here.)
- PCs for People Online: affordable, refurbished laptops, desktips, and tech accessories from a nonprofit Microsoft-authorized refurbisher.