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WiFi Hotspot

Take your internet on the go! At Upper Dublin Library, you may check out T-Mobile hotspots, which will give you internet anywhere that is served by T-Mobile, including your home, parks, airports, hotels or on the road.

You can make arrangements to borrow a hotspot by contacting Molly Kane at mkane@mclinc.org or 215-628-8744 x3153.

 

WiFi Hotspot FAQs

What is a wifi hotspot?

A portable WiFi hotspot is a pocket sized mobile router, which you can take with you setup an internet connection. Most portable hotspots devices use the 3G and 4G signals from network providers to enable the connection.

With the signal that the hotspot creates, you can connect your smartphone, tablet and laptop to the internet. This will enable you to set up your own private internet connection, almost anywhere in the world. Perfect for mobile workers and travelers.

UDPL’s hotspots are on the T-Mobile network.

What devices can I connect to a wifi hotspot?

Laptops, tablets, smartphones and any other device that you would connect to a wifi network can be connected to a wifi hotspot.

How can I borrow a wifi hotspot?

You can make arrangements to borrow a hotspot by contacting Molly Kane at mkane@mclinc.org or 215-628-8744 x3153.

Where do I pick up and drop off the hotspot?

The hotspot must be picked up and dropped off at the UDPL service window. When you pick up, you will need to show staff a photo ID.

In order to borrow the hotspot, you will need to sign our hotspot agreement. This document will be sent to you when you arrange to borrow the device. It can either be emailed back to Molly Kane at mkane@mclinc.org or you can bring the signed copy with you when you pick up. There will also be blank agreement forms that can be filled out at the time of pick up.

You only need to fill out the agreement once. We will keep it on file.

How long can I borrow a wifi hotspot?

Hotspots can be borrowed for one week. They will be available to be picked up beginning at noon on the Monday of the reserved week and are due back the following Monday.

Hotspots can be borrowed for one week per month.

Hotspots can be reserved in advance, however you can only have one active reservation at a time. Once you return the hotspot, you can make another reservation.

What comes with the hotspot?

The hotspot will come with the following items:

  • The hotspot device
  • A USB power cord
  • A power brick that can be plugged into a wall outlet
  • Laminated instruction sheets.

The hotspot and everything it comes with (including instruction sheets) will be sanitized following CDC guidelines before it is given to you.

Are there any fees associated with borrowing a hotspot?

No, there is no cost to borrowing a hotspot. It is free to check out with your library card. Click here to apply for a library card.

There is an overdue fee of $20 per day if the hotspot is returned after its due date.

There would be a $100 replacement fee if the hotspot is damaged, lost, or stolen.

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