Connect Chicago is a service to help Chicago residents and visitors find places that offer free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with Internet access and technology training.
Many organizations, including City departments and sister agencies, provide free technology resources and services to Chicagoans. For example, the Chicago Public Library provides technology resources, Internet-connected computers, computer help, and free Wi-Fi at its library branches are available to all Chicago residents. You can also check out wireless hotspots and computers at CPL through the Internet to Go program.
The Department of Innovation & Technology provides free wireless access at City facilities via ChicagoWiFi. Senior Centers have computer labs and technology training classes for residents aged 50+; and, Community Service Centers and Veterans Centers also have free computer access.
Connect Chicago brings all these resources to one virtual place, allowing residents and visitors—including those with limited digital skills—to easily find convenient and publicly-accessible technology resources and services.