Delete The Divide and LA County Library are now offering FREE computer assistance and digital training to community members and small businesses. Digital Assistants are ready to help you in-person with tech support and accessing online resources, as well as providing:
- Onsite support for Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) enrollment, providing up to $30 off your monthly internet bill
- Digital literacy training
- Other basic computer assistance
A C Bilbrew Library (Los Angeles)
Anthony Quinn Library
Baldwin Park Library
Bell Gardens Library
Chet Holifield Library (Montebello)
City Terrace Library
Claremont Helen Renwick Library
Clifton M. Brakensiek Library (Bellflower)
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
East Los Angeles Library
East Rancho Dominguez Library
Pico Rivera Library
Rowland Heights Library
San Fernando Library
Sorensen Library (Whittier)
South El Monte Library
South Whittier Library
Stevenson Ranch Library
Sunkist Library (La Puente)
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library
West Hollywood Library
Woodcrest Library (Los Angeles)
What exactly is the ‘Digital Divide’?
The ‘digital divide’ is a term that refers to the gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don’t (or who have restricted access). This technology can include internet connectivity, telephone, television, or personal computers access.
What is LA County Library doing to bridge the Digital Divide?
In late 2020, The LA County Board of Supervisors adopted motions and prioritized strategies to bridge the digital divide that exists between communities that have sufficient access to computer devices and broadband technologies and those that are disadvantaged.
Recent census data estimates that 6% of households in Los Angeles County do not have a computer and 12% lack a broadband internet subscription. These households are disproportionately located in low-income areas, and the populations are predominately Black and Latino.
LA County has conceptualized a new program to empower youth and small businesses in underserved communities that are adversely impacted by the digital divide and connect them to technology, resources, and opportunities.
As part of the program, the County will set up and maintain workstations at designated County facilities (i.e. LA County Library locations) in underserved communities where LA County residents who lack a computer and broadband access can participate in program activities.
In partnership with: