Now you can use Wi-Fi on the go with a Mobile Hotspot Kit! These portable devices allow you to connect your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the Internet from just about anywhere. Stop by the Teen & Technology Department on the 3rd floor for more information.
Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy
- Library patrons who are residents of Dickinson County, over the age of 18, and in good standing may borrow a Mobile Hotspot Kit for educational use for a 2-week loan period.
- Mobile Hotspot Kits can only be checked out and returned at the Teen and Technology Reference Desk on the third floor, in person, by the individual who is borrowing the kit. Please do not return the kit to the book drop!
- There are no renewals for Mobile Hotspot Kits. Upon returning a Mobile Hotspot Kit, patrons must wait at least 24 hours before checking out another kit.
- Service will be disconnected if a kit has not been returned by the due date. If the device or its components are lost, stolen, or broken beyond repair, a fine of up to $100 will be charged to your library account and all borrowing privileges will be suspended.
- Three (3) late returns for hotspot checkouts will result in being permanently banned from borrowing Mobile Hotspot Kits.
- Borrower and staff member will go over the kit at checkout and check-in to make sure everything is present and in working order. By agreeing to borrow a kit, the borrower takes full responsibility for the physical equipment on loan, as well as any and all issues or damages resulting from use of the hotspot kit.
- Abilene Public Library is not responsible for any damages resulting from patron use of the kit, including, but not limited to, damage to a computer or other device for which a patron may use the hotspot kit to access the internet, data loss, computer viruses, identity theft, invasion of privacy, or any other damages which may result from access to and use of the internet.
- The mobile hotspot kits are an extension of the library internet access, as well as library property. The library policy covering Internet usage and user responsibilities applies, as outlined below:
- Users must not access, create, or display information that is obscene as defined by Kansas law (KSA 21 4301)(KSA 21 4301 C).
- Users must not disclose or disseminate personal information that could threaten or create vulnerability for any person or the library.
- Users must not use library internet access for any illegal or criminal purpose
- Users must respect the legal protection provided by copyright and license to programs and data (US Code Title 17).
- Users must not tamper with hotspot hardware and/or software or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any data or computer network.