Going on a trip and needing wifi on the road?
In need of temporary internet while at home?
Residents of the Greater Lafayette community are welcome to check out a wireless hotspot from the West Lafayette Public Library.
You may place a hold on a hotspot by clicking here or by calling the Library at 765-743-2261. A limited quantity are available.
Hotspot Borrowing Guidelines:
- Only adult patrons (Resident or Reciprocal accounts) in good standing may check out a hotspot.
- Hotspots circulate for a period of 7 days.
- The devices may be renewed 1 time. This will happen automatically by the Evergreen Indiana system unless another person is waiting for the item.
- Hotspots may be placed on hold. Patrons have 1 week to pick up the hotspot before their hold is cancelled and the item made available to the next patron in line.
- Internet services on the hotspot will be remotely deactivated the day after the due date.
- During our limited open hours, hotspots may be returned to any public desk or bookdrop.
- Due to the demand for hotspots, a patron (or another member of the patron’s household) may not check out a hotspot after returning it until a period of 7 days has passed.
- All components must be returned in the condition that they were received – no substitutions accepted.
- Patrons are responsible for costs associated with damage, loss, or theft of the hotspot.
- Patrons will be charged for any missing parts in accordance with the replacement costs. If individual parts cannot be replaced, the patron will be charged for the entire unit.
- Replacement costs as are follows:
Hotspot Device – 75.00
Case – 15.00
Charging Cable – 10.00
Total replacement cost – 100.00
- Patrons may not attempt to alter or reconfigure the firmware of the hotspot or to remove the battery.
- Patrons may not use or attempt to use the hotspot for illegal purposes, including (but not limited to) violations of licensing agreements and/or copyright laws.
- Patrons assume full responsibility for any damage to their personal devices resulting from malicious software or viruses downloaded via the hotspot.
- Patrons assume full responsibility to protect minor children from exposure to objectionable content on the Internet, including (but not limited to) pornography, violence and/or hate speech.
If it is determined that a patron displays a history of neglecting these guidelines, he or she may lose hotspot borrowing privileges.