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Mobile Hotspots

MOBILE HOTSPOT CHECKOUTS

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. (You can check our open hours on the Locations pages.)

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.

Eligibility requirements to check out hotspots include the following:

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

Some details about Mobile Hotspot checkouts:

  • 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.

VERIZON COVERAGE AREA

Before checking out a Mobile Hotspot, check on the Verizon Coverage Map to see if your area has data coverage so the Mobile Hotspot will work (https://www.verizon.com/reusable-content/landing-page/coverage-map.html).

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

CHECK COVERAGE MAP

Page updated: June 22, 2021