Auckland Libraries and Spark Foundation get families connected

 

Auckland Libraries, together with Spark Foundation, are helping to provide stress-free internet access to households without a broadband connection.

Auckland Libraries has recently become a local partner for Skinny Jump, a programme that provides access to modems and a subsidised prepaid wireless internet connection. It is available to anyone who does not have a broadband connection at home because cost is a barrier.

"We already provide access to free WiFi and public computers within our libraries, but we know internet access at home is a much more effective way to address digital inclusion.

"Helping to bridge the digital divide is incredibly important to Auckland Libraries, which is why we jumped at the chance to get involved with this programme" says Digital Solutions Lead, Philip Miles.

Skinny Jump participating libraries

Staff from these libraries can check if you are eligible, help you register for Skinny Jump, set up modems, ensure you are confident getting online and act as the first point of contact for any queries.

Come in and chat with us at your local library!

If you have any queries, please contact our Library Connect team on (09) 377 0209.



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  1. Onehunga Library is also a Spark jump partner!

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  2. has manukau library have any modems

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    1. Kia ora,
      Staff from Manukau Library can help to check if you're eligible and help register you for Skinny Jump. Feel free to pop in and chat to the team, or give our Library Connect team a call on (09) 377 0209.

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  3. I need to return my modem as I am leaving the area.
    However, my landlord would like use my modem if that is possible.
    This could be done as a straight forward paper transfer as it will be at the same address but different owner.
    Is this possible?

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  4. How do we sign up for skinny jump?

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  5. How do we make an appointment for skinny jump

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    1. All you need to do is call into your local library and a librarian can help or you can follow this link, https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/contact-book-a-librarian.aspx?page=Start and answer the following questions to book your appointment though there :)

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