Loan Period: Seven (7) Days (non-renewable), once per month.
Available to: New Paltz residents, 18 and over, with an Elting Memorial Library card in good standing
Pick Up/Return: Kits must be dropped off with library staff only, not in the drop box.
Number of Mobile HotSpots Available: Five
Kit Contains: Multiple parts that must be reviewed at Check-out and Check-in
Fines: $5 if returned to drop box (plus damages); $5 late fee per day
Borrower’s Agreement: Review and sign with staff at Circulation Desk before check-out and when checking back in. Includes Guidelines, Fines and Liability, Proper Use & Care.
Access high speed Internet connections anywhere with one of five lightweight T-Mobile LTE/5G T9 Franklin Mobile HotSpots. Each Mobile HotSpot connects up 15 devices simultaneously, and includes a six hour rechargeable battery. Stay connected at high speeds wherever you go with the T9 Franklin mobile Wi-Fi device. Its compact and lightweight design means you can take it with you wherever you may need internet access.
One (1) Mobile Hotspot (with SIM card and battery inside)
One (1) USB charging wall cord
One (1) Case
Hold power button down 3 seconds. (device only has one button).
LCD screen will activate.
When screen starts saying “Welcome”, and “Press ”, it is broadcasting a WiFi signal and can be connected to.
Tap power button once on device to see how many gigabytes of data are left for the month; Tap twice to see the network name; and Tap three times to see the network password.
To recharge battery attach USB charging cord to device and plug it into an outlet.
Battery is rechargeable for another 6 hours but will drain faster if you are using more devices.
Guidelines for Borrowing and Returning
Seven day loan period to a Borrower that is 18 or over, and is a New Paltz resident with an Elting Memorial Library Card in good standing.
If not available, borrowers may place a hold on the Mobile HotSpot via the MidHudson Library System catalogue.
Hotspot kits must be returned to library staff. Do NOT return kits via drop box.
Mobile HotSpots are non-renewable.
If the HotSpot is NOT returned by due date, borrower will be charged $5 per day for every late day.
$5 fine if returned in the drop box.
All components (HotSpot device & USB charger) must be present and in good condition upon return. HotSpot device contains a battery and a SIM card and should never be opened by borrower.
The device will be disabled if not returned within ten (10) days.
If the HotSpot is stolen or lost, you will be charged for the entire cost, which is a maximum of $99. The price to replace devices goes down over time for the library, so the patron would only be charged as much as T-Mobile charges the library.
Elting Memorial Library
93 Main St.
New Paltz, New York 12561-1593