Library patrons may now check out wifi hotspots and bring the internet home with them. A wiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, on the bus or in the park.
Where did the hotspots come from?
The Mobile Beacon donation program at TechSoup provides 4G LTE mobile broadband hotspots to eligible nonprofits, charities, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.
The 4G LTE wireless broadband service offered by Mobile Beacon uses the same network as the 4G services offered by many telecommunications companies. Its download speeds average 6 to 8 megabits per second, with peak speeds of 25.
How do I check out a hotspot?
Hotspots are available on a first come, first serve basis to Canaan Town Library card holders age 18 and older. One hotspot per household. Hotspots may be checked out for one week and cannot be renewed.
Once a hotspot is checked out to you, it becomes your responsibility. If a hotspot is lost or damaged, you will be charged a $150.00 replacement fee. If a charging cord, or case is lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement fee not to exceed $20.00.
You should have basic working knowledge of the device on checkout. If you encounter any technical problems, contact the library by phone at 523-9650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotspots should be returned to the Canaan Town Library front desk. DO NOT return in the Book Drop.
If the hotspot is overdue, the WiFi service will be shut off.
Please do not leave the hotspot in the car or other cold/hot places because it will damage the battery.
The library thanks the Friends of the Canaan Town Library for supporting this project.