Mobile WiFi Hot Spot Lending

In order to promote access to online resources, the Woodbridge Public Library (WPL) circulates mobile Wi-Fi hot spots. WPL lends hot spots to WPL cardholders in good standing (i.e. card is not blocked due to unpaid fines or fees) and is 18 years of age or older. A patron must present their WPL card and a current, valid, government-issued photo identification to the Circulation desk staff to check out a mobile hot spot. Parents and guardians may borrow a hot spot for those under 18.

Hot spot checkout is limited to one per household. A returned hot spot must remain available in the Library for 24 hours before the same patron, or another patron living in the same household may check it out again. The loan period is three weeks and the hot spots cannot be renewed or reserved. Borrowers cannot loan a hot spot to another person. When the hot spot reaches one day overdue, it will be deactivated, rendering the device unusable. An overdue charge of $5 per day will be charged up to a maximum of $100. Hot spots are available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-serve basis from the time of opening until 15 minutes before closing.

Important: The patron is responsible for any changes in condition while the device is in the patron's care. Damaged, lost or stolen hot spots will be charged at full replacement cost of $100.

Each hot spot circulates in a bag with a micro-USB charger and a copy of this policy. All items must be returned at the end of the loan period. The replacement cost for a damaged, lost or stolen charger is $15.

Please note: The library reserves the right to refuse lending of these devices to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning the devices. The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expenses resulting from use or misuse of these devices, connection of the device to other electronic devices or networks, or data loss resulting from use of these devices. The Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information shared over the Internet. Engaging in behavior meant to cause harm to another individual, such as cyberbullying, or use of a hot spot to access websites which are illegal or contain illegal content when using the hot spot will result in loss of borrowing privileges and possible notification to law enforcement.

Proper Care & Use

  • Do not leave hot spot in a hot vehicle for an extended period of time.
  • Do not remove the sim card for any reason.
  • If the hot spot prompts you to update its software you may accept.
  • If your device displays a message that says, "Data Limit Reached," try turning the device off for a few minutes and then restart. This may resolve the issue when it is reactivated.
  • Do not leave the hot spot plugged in. Once it is fully charged, unplug it and let the battery run down before charging again. Please return the hot spot fully charged.

Approval Dates

  • Approved - Board of Library Trustees - July 20, 2017
  • Revised - Board of Library Trustees - February 21, 2019