Library Hotspots

Check out the Internet!

Borrow a 4G LTE HotSpot from the Chillicothe Public Library!

 

 

The Library HotSpots are easy-to-use, mobile hotspots that keeps your tablet, laptop and other WiFi enabled devices connected to the Internet.

You can connect up to 10 devices to 4G LTE and 3G networks.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

• Who can check out this device?
Chillicothe Public Library District patrons, over 18 years of age, with a valid Library card.

• How do I check out the device?
Stop by the Chillicothe Public Library Circulation Desk and use your Library card to check it out just like any other item. You will be required to read and sign a ‘Hotspot Loan Agreement’ at the time of checkout.

• How long can I keep it?
The device can be kept for a standard 2 week (14 day) checkout. Overdue hotspots will have Internet access deactivated within 24 hours beyond their due date. The fee for late return of the Hotspot equipment package is $1.00 per day. The Hotspot may be renewed once, but then must be returned to the library.

• Can I reserve a hotspot to check out at a particular time?
No. Hotspots are available on a ‘First come, first served’ basis. They cannot be held or reserved.

• Can I use the hotspot outside of the U.S.?
No, the hotspots only work in the U.S.

• Can I use the hotspot to send/receive text messages? 
No. Texting/SMS messaging is not available.

• How do I return it?
You must return the hotspot to the Chillicothe Public Library only. The complete package must physically be returned to a library staff member, and may not be returned to a drop box or to any other library. Borrowers will be charged a $5.00 fee for returns to a drop box, in addition to the replacement cost for any damage incurred.
The package is not considered returned until all items within it have been returned to the library in good condition. If any items are missing upon return, the library reserves the right to refuse acceptance of the equipment until all items are returned. This refusal does not waive any late fees.

• How much does it cost?
Borrowing and using the device is free! If the device is lost or damaged beyond repair, a $120 fee will be charged to your Library account.

• What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the Library or the service provider?
The hotspot program is an opt-in service, and the ISP (Sprint) is not bound to the Library’s patron privacy policies.
The Library does not have access to or collect specific usage data. The Library does not provide patron information to the service provider.

• Other questions?
Call us:       309-274-2719
Or email:    ask@chillipld.org

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