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Mobile Hotspots

Mobile Hotspots

Harford County Public Library is now offering circulating wireless hotspots that will allow customers to connect their devices (Computer/Tablet/Game Devices) wirelessly to the internet without using a home Internet connection. These are available at all branches.

What is a mobile hotspot?
The devices use T-Mobile’s wireless network to provide Internet access to our customers. Individual devices can connect wirelessly to the hotspot and get directly on the internet. Most devices have a wireless card that will allow them to connect to a wireless hotspot.

Guidelines for Borrowing and Use Outside of the Library

  • Customers must be 18 years of age or older to checkout a Mobile Hotspot.
  • A valid Harford County Library adult library card AND a current driver’s license, passport or military photo ID must be presented at the time of checkout
  • Customer must be in good standing with the library, with a current address on file and no fines above $10.
  • A Mobile Hotspot may be checked out for one week.
  • Overdue Mobile Hotspots will be deactivated within 24 hours of due date.
  • The Mobile Hotspot can provide Wi‐Fi Internet access for up to 10 devices.
  • Connecting to the Mobile Hotspot is dependent on T-Mobile’s LTE coverage.
  • Mobile Hotspot includes: Hotspot Unit, USB cable, AC power adapter all contained in a plastic tub.
  • Please return the kit to the service desk, and do not return it via the book drop.

Fines and Liability

  • The overdue fine is $2.00 per day until returned.
  • The Mobile Hotspot should be kept in a temperature controlled environment; DO NOT leave it in your car.
  • The patron is responsible for costs associated with loss or damage of the Mobile Hotspot and/or peripherals.
  • Mobile Hotspot Unit incl. USB cable and AC power adapter: $80.00
  • Plastic Tub: $5.00
  • Kit replacement cost (unit, cable, adapter & case) : $85.00
  • USB cable & AC power adapter replacement: $25.00

Reserve a hotspot now!