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The library currently offers 15 mobile wireless hot spots for checkout. These units can offer up to 4G service and are perfect for travel, schoolwork, job hunting, and more!


Do I need a library card to check out a Hot Spot?

Yes. Anyone seeking to check out a mobile Hot spot will need to have a current, updated library card with no more than $10 in fines. Children under 18 years of age will need a parental signature to sign out a hot spot.

If you don't have a card, you can obtain a library card at the circulation desk. You will need to complete a short application and provide one form of ID with your current address (such as a driver's license, State ID, or utilities bill).

You may also apply for a card online. Once your application is processed, you will receive your new library card in the mail within 3 business days. You will be required to show ID at your first checkout.

Does it cost anything to check out a Hot Spot?
Yes. Hot Spots are available for check out at $1 per day. The checkout period can be extended for up to 3 weeks (21 days) at the rate of $1 per day. Please note that the rental charge must be paid in full at the time of check out and that we do not offer refunds if the unit is returned early.
Can I reserve a Hot Spot?
Hot Spots may be reserved until the end of the business day by calling the front desk at 610-444-2702. Hot Spots can only be reserved if one is available at the time of the call. Hot Spots not picked up by closing on that day will be put back out for general circulation.
What happens if I lose or break the Hot Spot?

You are expected to take good care of the Hot Spot unit while it is checked out to you. If the Hot Spot becomes lost or damaged, a fine of $100 will be applied to your account.

Hot Spots must be returned to the circulation desk (not the outside book drop), and will be deactivated on the first day they are overdue. If a Hot Spot is 7 or more days late, a fine of $100 will be applied to your account.

What can I do with the Hot Spot?

You can use the Hot Spot to receive Wireless Data on your laptop, tablet, or smart phone! Hot Spots are perfect for schoolwork, business, travel, and social networking.

The Kennett Public Library is not responsible for the Internet’s content, and data collected or transmitted via a Hot Spot, or for any misuse of copyrighted material or any other violation of law.
Internet content filtering is not provided. Parents and guardians are responsible for a child’s use of the Hot Spot and the material accessed.

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