Although Tangipahoa Parish is recovering from Hurricane Ida, some still do not have internet access. The library can help you.
Each library has mobile hotspots that can be accessed for one week at a time. They can provide Internet access to smartphones, tablets, laptops or PCs. Currently, 65 hotspots are in the collection and the library has just ordered 20 more, which will soon be deployed for users to consult.
All branch offices have computers with high speed internet that can be used for up to two hours a day. Everyone is welcome to use these computers, even if they don’t have a library card (a temporary card can be created by staff). The library respects the governor’s mask mandate and the computers are set up for social distancing.
Finally, all the locations of the parish library of Tangipahoa offer wi-fi. This network is open and free to use 24 hours a day, every day of the year. No library card is needed. You must be within 100 meters of a library building to log in.
FEMA continues to assist citizens Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our Amite and Hammond branches. If you cannot come and see FEMA staff, you can request FEMA assistance at www.fema.gov, or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.
The library has also returned to its pre-Ida hours, including Saturdays at all locations and evening hours at larger branches.
Barry Bradford is the Executive Director of the Tangipahoa Parish Public Library.