Yes. You can request a hotspot through our catalog using your library card number and PIN. Please note that Wi-Fi hotspots can only be picked up and returned to the Jones Library Reference Desk.
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You can borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot at the Jones Library Reference Desk. Hotspots may be available on a walk-in basis, but due to high demand we recommend that you request one and we'll contact you when it's ready for pick-up. See below for details.
Please note that our branch libraries also have a Family Wi-Fi hotspot lending program.
You must be at least 18 years old and have a CW MARS library card in good standing to borrow a hotspot. Limited to one hotspot per household.
Wi-Fi hotspots check out for 14 days and there are no renewals. If a hotspot isn’t returned by its due date, the wireless service to the hotspot will be remotely turned off.
Our hotspots are very popular, so we ask that you please return it by its due date.
No. Wi-Fi hotspots are not renewable. But you may place a hold on another hotspot.
The hotspots connect to the T-Mobile network. See a map of the T-Mobile coverage area.
A User Manual is included with the hotspot. You can also view the manual (by hotspot type) here: Franklin T9 (PDF), Coolpad Surf (PDF), or Alcatel Linkzone (PDF).
TO GET STARTED:
If the hotspot’s battery runs low, you can plug it into a wall outlet using the included cable. It may take 3 to 4 hours for the battery to fully charge, but it can be used while it is charging.
Need help? Call T-Mobile at 1-800-375-1126.
Data usage is unlimited and internet content is not filtered. The library does not track internet usage. By borrowing and using the hotspot, you are agreeing not to engage in illegal activity. The library is not responsible for any files, data, or personal information accessed or transmitted using the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Hotspots can be used inside the continental U.S. and in Puerto Rico. There is no international data or roaming available. See the T-Mobile coverage area for further details.
If you lose or damage a hotspot you will be charged a replacement fee, as described below: