Charitable organizations such as InterConnection and Computers With Causes donate free computers to low-income individuals, nonprofit organizations and schools who meet certain criteria. Individuals requiring temporary use of a computer can use one for free at a library. College and university students can visit their school's computer labs.
InterConnection is a nonprofit organization that recycles old computers and refurbishes them. The organization donates refurbished computers to other nonprofits, low income families, and foreign nongovernmental organizations and schools.
Computers With Causes is another nonprofit organization that donates refurbished computers to those in need. The nonprofit performs strict needs assessments and background checks to make sure donated computers are sent to those who truly need them.