Having access to the internet is now more important than ever. The Library now offers Hasbrouck Heights residents a temporary solution with checkout access to one of our mobile hotspots. Just like wi-fi routers in your home, these devices provide secure access to the internet almost everywhere.
Do not use the device WHILE plugged in and charging!
Doing so will cause damage to the battery and result in a $100 replacement fine.
Reservations for Mobile Hotspots can be made by:
- Calling the Main Desk: (201) 288-0488
- Online by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or in person at the front desk.
WiFi Hotspot Policy
(Approved by Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights on 9/18/2018)
In order to promote access to online resources, the Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights circulates mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots. Hotspot internet services is provided by Sprint with unlimited data at 4G LTE seeds. Up to 10 devices may be connected to the Hotspot at once.
A Hotspot may be checked out by any Hasbrouck Heights resident, 18 years or older, with a valid Heights Public Library card in good standing.
LOAN PERIODS & CHECKOUT
Reservations for Hotspots are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance, either online, by phone, or in person at the library.
Hotspots are checked out for a two-week period (renewable once, if no one is waiting). Only one Hotspot may be borrowed by a household at a time.
There will be a $5.00 per day charge if the Hotspot is returned late. Hotspots not returned after 30 days will be assumed-lost and charged the replacement cost of $100. Hotspots are fragile and must, therefore, be returned to the circulation desk and NOT in the book drop.
LOST OR DAMAGED HOTSPOT
The charge for a lost Hotspot is $100. The charge for a damaged Hotspot will be determined by the Library Director. A lost or damaged unit, bag, or charger will be charged at current market replacement cost.
The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information shared over the internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe internet practices. The following behaviors may result in the suspension of Hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution: a) Viewing, displaying or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene and b) Use of the internet in any way which violates federal, state, or municipal laws.
Your internet usage is not tracked by the Library or the service provider. The Library does not have access to or collect specific usage data. The Library does not provide patron information to the service provider. The only data about the Hotspot program that the Library collects is a) total amount of data transmitted and received by each device during the billing cycle and b) anonymous circulation data related to checkouts of the Hotspot devices
The internet service provider for the Hotspot program does not monitor or track the websites that Hotspot users visit or the information that users submit (user names, passwords, credit card information, etc.)