What is a Wireless Hotspot?
A hotspot is a small, portable device that allows you to connect to wi-fi internet from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other internet-connecting device. Our wireless hotspots essentially let you “borrow the internet” for free to use wherever you choose!
Where Can I Use a Wireless Hotspot?
You can use the hotspot in your car, at home, at work, or outdoors – almost anywhere in the United States where T-Mobile has coverage.
Who is eligible to borrow a Hotspot?
Hotspot borrowers must be 18 years old and in good standing with the library.
Only one hotspot is allowed per household.
How many devices can be connected to the Hotspot at one time?
Each hotspot will support up to 10 connected devices.
How long can I borrow a Hotspot?
Hotspots may be borrowed for 14 days. If the hotspot is not returned within 3 days after the due date, service will be turned off and the hotspot will become unusable. Renewals are not permitted.
How do I check out and return a Hotspot from the library?
Hotspots must be borrowed from and returned to the library circulation desk.
Please return the hotspot in person to a staff member at the same library location where you borrowed it, so they can clear it from your library card and get it ready for the next person. Do NOT place the hotspot in the book drop.
Hotspots should be returned with the power cord, instructions, and carrying case to the library in the same good working condition as they were when checked out. Please return the hotspot fully charged.
What if I don’t have a device to use with the Hotspot?
We have Chromebook laptops available which can be checked out with our Hotspots. For more information, please visit our webpage all about Chromebooks.
How do I use the Hotspot?
- Turn on the hotspot by pressing and holding the power button on the side of the hotspot for 3 seconds.
- The readout window will display a welcome message to indicate that it is on.
- Follow the prompts to access the library network name and password.
- Locate the network on your device and select it – when prompted, enter password.
- When not in use, turn off the hotspot by pressing, and holding, the power button
Remember to charge the hotspot to ensure that it is available for you when you want to access your devices. To charge the hotspot, plug the power adapter into the hotspot and plug into an outlet. The readout window will indicate the battery charge amount.