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Affordable, High-Quality Internet & Computers

Thanks to "Bridging the Gap," a partnership between PCs for People and Mobile Beacon, the library is now able to provide access to high-quality, affordable refurbished computers and first-class uncapped, unlimited, high-speed internet service to help low-income individuals and families break the cycle of poverty.

The process is easy, but you must have:

  • a photo ID
  • an email address
  • a document that shows your proof of eligibility
  • a credit or debit card to process your payment

To purchase a device and/or Internet service:

  1. Browse devices and Internet service plans online at
  2. Select a device, any peripherals, and any software you’d like, and add it to the cart.
  3. Create a PCs for People account. You will need an email address to register.
  4. Upload your photo ID and proof of eligibility. The proof of eligibility document must be under 12 months old, have your name on it, and show current enrollment in an income-based government assistance program. Acceptable documents include:
    • A SNAP statement (EBT card alone is not accepted)
    • Medicaid card/approval letter for Medical Assistance (dated)
    • A statement of benefits from: Social Security, General Assistance, Veteran Administration, Retirement/Pension, or Unemployment Compensation
    • Proof of WIC or Head Start
    • Proof of Pell Grant
    • Section 8 document
    • Federal Public Housing document or Public Housing ID
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program statement
    • Free or reduced lunch (National School Lunch Program)
    • State, federal, or tribal tax return (W2 forms not accepted)
  5. Check out and pay for your refurbished device and any Internet service selected with a credit or debit card. No payments will be collected by the library. All payments, financial information, and eligibility are processed and approved by PCs for People through the web site (
  6. You may have your new equpiment shipped to either your home address, or to one of our library locations. If you opt to pick it up at the library, we will contact you when it is ready for pickup. Please bring photo ID. Call 740-702-4145 if you need assistance.

Available Devices & Services

Desktop Computers

Desktops start at $85 and include 6 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drives and a Windows 10 operating system.

Keyboard, mouse and cords are free with each desktop. A flat screen monitor is an additional $40 or $55. Software like Microsoft Office may also be available for an additional fee.


Pricing varies based on age, speed and other features.

Laptops start at $100 and include 6 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drives and a Windows 10 operating system.

Hard drive size and RAM amount can be increased for an additional fee. Software like Microsoft Office may also be available for an additional fee.


Every computer includes a one year hardware warranty where issues are repaired free! User-caused issues (like physical damage and viruses) aren’t covered under warranty.

Low Cost Internet

Internet with unlimited data is also available from Bridging the Gap. Purchase the modem and your choice of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of internet to begin service. Speed is 12–40 Mbps.

4G LTE WiFi Modem cost:  $60-$100, depending on model availability

Service cost (does not include applicable taxes):

  • 1 month - $15
  • 3 months - $45
  • 6 months - $90
  • 12 months - $180

Shop For Affordable Devices & Internet

Bridging the Gap

If you need help shopping and applying:

Schedule a free 1-1 Tech Tutoring appointment for help setting up your PCs for People account, shopping for a device and services, and uploading your qualifying documents.

Call 740-702-4145 or request an appointment.

If you need help with your order or with equipment that you’ve already purchased from Bridging the Gap, please contact PCs for People:

PCs for People