Hot Spots

The Free Library of Philadelphia Hot Spots bring computer access, classes, and the internet to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

Each Hot Spot includes computers, a printer, and all necessary broadband equipment, as well as a reference collection of Free Library materials. Hot Spots are staffed by computer assistants trained to provide you with guided instruction as well as open-access computer time. For more information, please contact hotspots@freelibrary.org

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Services Offered
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Printing
  • Classes
Free Library Hot Spot

Blog Posts

Using the City's Online Maps to Find Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Sites

As COVID-19 cases surge in our city, Philadelphia health officials have announced a new Safer at Home plan, which aims to limit the spread of this virus through this difficult period. Vaccines for COVID-19 are currently under development but not… continue reading

By Michael R.    November 19, 2020   

How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords

Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is currently accepting applications, and you can… continue reading

By Michael R.    October 19, 2020    11   

Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to increase… continue reading

By Connor P.    February 10, 2020    1   

Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Access | Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Hot Spot

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our 54 neighborhood libraries to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to increase the digital… continue reading

By Lu F.    January 9, 2020   

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