Libraries may have been built for books, but Internet access has become equally important to patrons, and the City of Chula Vista is making much-needed changes.

The Chula Vista Library’s Civic Center branch. City photo.

The city will close two of its three libraries this spring to upgrade WiFi and Internet access for patrons.

The Civic Center Branch will close March 10-16 and the  South Chula Vista Branch will close April 18-27 for major re-cabling and re-wiring.

“This is a much needed project,” says Library Director Betty Waznis. “It will give us faster downloads, and accelerated, more reliable WiFi.”

Funding for the project comes from Public, Educational, and Governmental access fees provided to the city as a result of franchise agreements with Cox Cable and AT&T.

— From a City of Chula Vista press release

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.