The Library is piloting a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program due to the further demonstrated digital inequities by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no charge for the borrowing or usage of a mobile hotspot from the library.
Having the T-Mobile Hotspot at one’s fingertips will allow one to access LTE network which provides fast data download speeds. One can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi capable devices to the Internet at once including laptops, tablets, eReaders, Smartphones and more. Hotspots can be used at home, work, or on-the-go to connect to any device to the Internet. Wherever there is a T-Mobile cellular data connection available, the hotspot can connect to the data source. Then, any wireless device can connect to the hotspot to access the Internet. Patrons can use an unlimited amount of data, with broadband speeds. The individual hotspots will be available for check-out at the following locations:
Who can check out a Hotspot?
They are available for in-parish adults, preferred patrons (aged 55+), with library accounts in good standing.
How many Hotspots can someone check out?
One Hotspot can be checked out per household.
How long can Hotspots be checked out for?
Hotspots check out for three weeks and can be renewed up to three times.
What are the late fines for Hotspots?
Late fines are 50 cents per day with a maximum fine of $5.00.
What happens if the Hotspot is not renewed or returned on time?
The Hotspot will be turned off after the second day overdue and will be billed to the patron’s account after 14 days overdue.
Are Hotspots reservable?
Hotspots are not reservable.
Where can a Hotspot be returned?
They must be returned to the Circulation Desk, not through a return box.