Veterans Connect
Veterans Connect Hotspot Program  |  Veteran Resources

Veterans Connect Hotspot ProgramFree Mobile Internet Service for Veterans, Active Military and their dependents!

man in uniform using laptopVeterans, active military members and their dependents can check out free WiFi hotspots at nine library locations throughout Broward County with valid military identification. 

The free hotspots provide unlimited access to T-Mobile's 4G LTE network and increase access to information and technology. The hotspots will be loaned for one month with the option to renew the loan three more times. For more information, please call 954-357-7444.

The goal of the Veterans Connect Hotspot Program is to assist veterans in transitioning to civilian life by encouraging education, self development and career advancement through technology. It also encourages the use of Broward County Libraries' vast resources and services by members of the military community.

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To borrow a Hotspot, present:

  • Your Broward County Library card
  • Your valid Military ID (Veterans Identification Card (VIC), Active Duty ID card, Guard/Reserve Military ID Card, Retiree Military ID Card, Military Dependent ID Card)

To return the Hotspot:

  • Return the hotspot with all of its accessories (case, adaptor cable, manual) in-person to a staff member at the Circulation Desk of the library from which it was borrowed.  *Please do not return it to the book drop.
  • Return the hotspot by the due date to avoid any overdue charges.

Locations to Borrow a Hotspot: 

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Veteran Related Resources

Career Assistance

  • Employ Florida Vets - Assists veterans, veterans’ families and employers to reach employment goals.
  • Broward County Government Jobs - Search for job opportunities with Broward County government.
  • Career Transitions - Assistance with writing a resume/cover letter, asses strengths, explore opportunities and launch a new career path; site tour.​
  • CareerSource Broward - Provides numerous services to job seekers in Broward County.
  • USAJobs - Search for job opportunities with the federal government.
  • Job Now by brainfuse - Expert help with creating a resumé, live interview coaching and career assistance.
  • People First - Search for job opportunities with the State of Florida.

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Education Resources


Training Resources

  • Computer Classes are offered at many Broward County library branches; subjects include computer literacy, Microsoft programs and resumé writing.
  • Online Classes (Universal Class) - Take an online class at your own pace; over 500 courses offered.
  • Lynda.com - Online platform for learning business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.* 

Business Resources

  • Creation Station Business Coworking Hub​​​ offers free work and meeting spaces, high-tech equipment, business resources and expert assistance for creating and growing your business; located at Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss the Networking Social every third Tuesday at 5:30PM​.
  • Creation Station Lab - access to a variety of tools to get hands on experience with new technologies.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Online portal to help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • Business Plan eBooks ​- Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. (To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*)
  • Company Profiles - Information on more than a million public and private companies, key contacts, annual sales revenue, net profit, and much more.
  • Florida Legal Forms - Includes incorporation and small business forms.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  - Online portal to obtain or search for patents.

Miscellaneous

  • ​Military & Intelligence Database Information from more than 500 journals on military and intelligence topics. Also includes The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.  ​(To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*)
  • RBdigital Magazines Free subscriptions to digital magazines including business, financial and technology magazines that can be viewed on any computer, tablet or smart phone. A free RBdigital Account is required to select and view the magazines. ​​​

Local Organizations and Facilities

  • ​Broward County Veteran Services
    Oakland Park Office, 2995 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL 33334, 954-357-6622
    Hollywood Office, 3550 Hollywood Boulevard, Unit #190, Hollywood, FL 33021, 954-831-0420
  • 211 Broward - Military and veteran affairs
  • 411 Veterans - Preventing and ending veteran homelessness
  • Impact Broward - Helping veterans transition to civilian life
  • MISSION UNITED Services​​ - Employment/financial/health/housing resources, legal assistance, education, and mentorship
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Broward County
    Fort Lauderdale Vet Center, 3666 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311, 954-714-2381
    Pompano Beach Vet Center, 2300 West Sample Road, Unit #102, Pompano Beach, FL 33073, 954-984-1669
  • Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 8401 East Cypress Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL  33025, 954-985-4824
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, find a chapter near you, visit MyFloridaVFW.org/post-directory
  • Veteran owned businesses in Broward County


*NSU/Nova Southeastern University, BCL/Broward County Library