Mobile Hotspots


netgear_zing.pngThe Kendallville Public Library has 12 mobile hotspots available for patrons to check out. These hotspots offer unlimited data, a quick connection with no software to install, and nationwide coverage via Sprint's mobile network (3G and 4G LTE capable).

These devices are great for patrons when their home Internet service is down, or for those who need to complete a project or work online but do not currently have Internet service. Plus, it's handy to take on the road for a family vacation or a business trip.

The Mobile Hotspots will be available for a one week checkout and can be renewed once for an additional week if no other patrons have placed a hold on the item. Hotspots are available to all Evergreen Indiana cardholders, but the devices must be picked up and returned to the Kendallville Public Library or its Limberlost Branch in Rome City. Overdue fines are $2.00 per day.

Two additional mobile hotspots can be reserved for specific dates. Those who are planning a vacation or a special event can book a hotspot anytime to ensure it will be available when they need it. To check availability and make a reservation, contact the library at 260-343-2010 or email info@kendallvillelibrary.org.

 

 

Mobile Hotspot Circulation Policy, Adopted 3/14/2017

The Kendallville Public Library maintains a collection of internet hotspots for public check-out. These devices may be checked out with a valid Evergreen Indiana card for a period of 7 days and may be renewed 1 time if there are no holds on the item. Hotspots are available to any Evergreen Indiana patron, age 13 and older, however, they must be checked out and returned to the circulation desk at either the Kendallville Public Library or the Limberlost Branch Library locations, during operating hours. If a device is returned in the outside drop box a $10 fee will be added to the patron's account.

Checkout is limited to 1 device per patron and once the device is returned the patron may be placed on the hold list at their request. Overdue hotspots will incur a fee of $2.00 per day, with no grace period, up to $10.00. Devices that are more than 1 day overdue will be deactivated and fines will accumulate until the device is returned. If 3 checkouts resulting in overdue fees occur within a 6 month period the patron will be prevented from checking out and/or holding a device for 60 days.

Total replacement cost of the hotspot is $225. Replacement cost for just the charger is $15 and the cost of just the case is $10.

Patrons may also request that staff schedule a hotspot reservation through our Evanced software. Reservations are limited to 1 per month for a period of up to 12 days, with staff approved exceptions. All fines, fees, and policies apply. Patrons must have a valid Evergreen Indiana library card when making the reservation. Reservations for the following calendar year can be scheduled starting October 1st of each year.