Mobile Hotspot Circulation Policy

Phillipsburg Free Public Library

Adopted April 4, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Phillipsburg Library, the Library offers mobile hotspots to check out with an adult borrower’s card.

Borrowing Procedure
An adult borrower’s card is required to check out a hotspot. The first time a borrower checks out the device, they will sign a form attesting to their understanding of the loan period and fine/fee structure. Library staff will include a note in the borrower’s record indicating that they signed the form.

Loan Period
Seven days; eligible for two renewals if no other patron has requested it.

Fines and Fees
$2.00 per day
$150 replacement fee for lost / damaged device
Missing items: Battery $20, Battery cover $10, Charger $15, Storage case $5
The hotspot is remotely deactivated and becomes nonfunctional when overdue.

The hotspot needs to connect to a Sprint Cell Tower to function. Signal strength will vary depending on your physical location. The Library makes no warranty regarding the strength of the connection.

As with any wireless hotspot, this internet connect should not be considered secure. It is the sole responsibility of the user not to communicate sensitive or personal information including, but not limited to, user names and passwords, medical, financial or credit card information. Users should take precautions to minimize security risks.