APSU partners with local agencies to provide computer/internet access to students
Update: Since this story was first published, many of the partner agencies have closed temporarily to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for social distancing. Many of the sites, however, are offering wireless internet access. Students can continue to self isolate in their vehicles while using the internet in these agencies' parking lot.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On March 23, all Austin Peay State University classes will only be offered online to promote social distancing and to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Since some APSU students have limited or no access to computers or the internet, the University recently made arrangements with partner sites in Middle Tennessee to provide this access.
Those partner sites include:
- The American Job Center in Ashland City. APSU students can use their laptops, tablets or other devices to connect to the center’s internet. The center also offers computers for public use.
- The Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center in Dickson County. Students can use their laptops, tablets or other devices to connect to the center’s internet. The center also offers four computers for public use in the library. To use the computers, students will need to get a library card, which is free.
- Highland Crest in Springfield. Austin Peay’s High Crest campus remains open, and students can use the facility to use their laptops, tablets and other devices.
The Tennessee Secretary of State website, https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/tennessee-public-library-directory, also provides a directory of all public libraries in Tennessee with addresses, contact information, hours of operation and technical services. Local libraries across the state often provide internet and computer access, making them great resources for Austin Peay students.