Hotspot Rentals


Can't get internet service at home? Need to stay connected on your next road trip? Check out a Wi-Fi Hot Spot at the Library!

Library cardholders can request a Hotspot at any of our two branches. 

  • Connect up to 10 devices to one hotspot.
  • Unlimited data and bandwidth.
  • Available for check out to library cardholders in good standing.
  • Check out period is two weeks.
  • Hotspots cannot be renewed.
  • Late fee is $1.00/day.
  • Replacement fee is $109.

Hot Spot FAQ's 

How many devices can be connected at one time to the hot spot?

Up to 10 devices can connect to the hotspot at one time. Note that connecting many devices may slow down connection speed.

How much data can I use?

The hotspots are on unlimited data plans managed by the Library. You can use as much data as you desire without deactivation or throttled speeds.

I have successfully connected, however I have slow-to-no internet access.

The hotspots gain internet access through Verizon cell towers. If the hotspot has no signal from Verizon, it will not be able to give you internet access.

Check the upper corner of the hotspot and look for signal bars. If no bars are found, the device has no signal. Turn the device off and back on to try to gain internet access. If signal bars do not appear, you may be out of Verizon’s network coverage. 

If there are signal bars, the internet may be slow due to the type of signal the hotspot has gained.  

How do I disconnect a personal device from the hotspot?

The hot spot does not have the ability to forget or disconnect devices from itself. You must manually go into the Wi-Fi settings on your device and "forget" the hotspot in order to disconnect.

 I lost the hotspot/cord/battery.

Patrons must pay for replacement of any lost or damaged items. 

When connecting the hotspot to game consoles, my games or online services are slow/laggy/unreliable.

This is due to cell signal irregularities. A normal in-house Wi-Fi router has a direct constant connection to the internet. The hotspots have spikes and drops in signal changing the reliability of internet connection.

 

 

 

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