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Mobile Hotspots

Mobile Hotspot Checkouts

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Mobile hotspots provide customers with internet access for their own devices.

In-District library customers can check out a mobile hotspot for a 28-day borrowing period. These mobile hotspots are intended to help library customers with limited or no internet access gain connectivity to the internet.

To check out a mobile hotspot: Call the library at 509.893.8400 during library open hours.

Library staff will reserve a hotspot for you, or if one is unavailable, staff will place you on the waiting list for a hotspot. You will be able to choose the library where you would like to pick up the hotspot at the time of your call.

If you are placed on the waiting list for a mobile hotspot when you call, you will be notified once the hotspot device is available for pickup.

Eligibility Requirements

Additional Details

  • The borrowing period for Mobile Hotspots cannot be renewed beyond the 28-day checkout period.
  • If a mobile hotspot is not returned within three days of the due date, the service on the device will be suspended, making the device inoperable.

What Is a Mobile Hotspot?

Mobile hotspots provide customers with internet access for their own devices.

A mobile hotspot uses data from an LTE connection and converts it into a Wi-Fi signal that your laptop, tablet, smart TV, smartphone, and other mobile devices can use to access the internet with a strong, fast, and secure connection.

Mobile Hotspot Coverage Areas

Our mobile hotspots use either Verizon or T-Mobile LTE connections. Before checking out a mobile hotspot, you may want to check the coverage map to see if your area has data coverage so the mobile hotspot will work.

Verizon Coverage Map

The Verizon coverage area are shown in shades of red on the map. Darker areas have better connections than lighter areas.

Check the Verizon Coverage Map

T-Mobile Coverage Map

The T-Mobile coverage areas are shown in shades of pink on the map. Darker areas have better connections than lighter areas.

Check the T-Mobile Coverage Map