Borrow a Hotspot

Yes, you can borrow the Internet.​

In order to promote access to online resources, the Pequannock Township Public Library circulates four mobile WiFi Hotspots. Hotspot Internet service is provided by Sprint with unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds. Up to 10 devices may be connected to the Hotspot at once. 

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A Hotspot may be checked out by any Pequannock resident, 18 years or older, with a valid Pequannock Township Public Library card in good standing. All borrowers must sign this User Agreement.

Reservations for Hotspots are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made up in advance, either online, by phone, or in person at the Library. Hotspots circulate for a 14-day loan period (no renewals). Only one Hotspot may be borrowed by a household at a time. Hotspots must be checked out in person at the Pequannock Township Public Library adult circulation desk. Each Hotspot unit circulates in a case with a micro-USB cord, AC charger with USB port, instruction manual, and copy of this policy. In the event of an emergency where the Library is without LAN and/or wireless Internet, the Library reserves the right to cancel reservations or recall Hotspots in order to provide wireless service at the Library for public use.

Overdue Hotspots will be charged $5.00 per day. Hotspots not returned after 30 days will be assumed-lost and charged the replacement cost of $50. Hotspots are fragile and must, therefore, be returned at the adult circulation desk and not in the book drops. Patrons will be responsible for damage to the item if it is returned via the book drop.

The charge for a lost Hotspot is $50. The charge for a damaged Hotspot will be determined by the Library Director. A lost or damaged cord, bag, or charger will charged at current market replacement cost.

The Pequannock Township Public Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information shared over the Internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe Internet practices. The following behaviors can result in the suspension of Hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution: Viewing, displaying or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene. Use of the Internet in any way which violates federal, state, or municipal laws.

Your Internet usage is not tracked by the Library or the service provider.  The Library does not have access to or collect specific usage data. The Library does not provide patron information to the service provider. The only data about the Hotspot program that the Library collects is the total amount of data transmitted and received by each device during a billing cycle anonymous circulation data related to checkouts of the Hotspot devices. The Internet service provider for the Hotspot program does not monitor or track the websites that Hotspot users visit or the information that users submit (user names, passwords, credit card information, etc.)