The Sammy Brown Library loans Wi-Fi hotspots for the purpose of providing patrons the ability to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet. Hotspots provide Internet access to smartphones, tablets, and other wireless enabled devices through the cellular network. Service is dependent on the availability of the various cellular networks where the hotspot is being used. There are no data plan limits.
A hotspot kit may be checked out to patrons over eighteen years old with an account in good standing. Hotspot kits consist of a case, a hotspot device, a micro USB charging cable, and a wall charger. All borrowers must sign a Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending Policy before being allowed to check one out. Hotspot kits are checked out for seven days. Renewals are allowed as long as the hotspot is not on reserve and must be made in person at the library. A maximum of one hotspot kit per family may be borrowed at one time. Hotspot kits must be returned inside the library, returns via the book drop will result in a $10.00 fine. Patrons must stay at the circulation desk while staff performs inspection of returned kit.
A fine of $5.00 per day will be charged for late returns, up to a maximum of the replacement cost. There is no grace period on hotpot checkouts, fines will begin accruing the day after the due date. Service to the device will be turned off the day after the due date, rendering the device unusable.
The patron is responsible for the hotspot kit while it is checked out. Replacement costs will be assessed for any lost, unreturned, or damaged hotspot device, charging cable, or carrying case. This includes any damage caused by returning the hotspot incorrectly by using the drop box.
The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of the device.
Internet content filtering is not provided through the wireless hotspot, the library is not responsible for any content viewed. Parents or guardians are responsible for the use of the hotspot by minors.