Check out the Internet

Check out the Internet! Borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot from the library.

Hotspots are small, hockey-puck sized devices that allow you to access the Internet on your computer or wireless device for free! Just turn on the hotspot and connect to it like any other Wi-Fi network. Up to 10 devices at a time can be connected to one hotspot. You can leave the hotspot plugged in, or take it on the go for up to 6 hours of battery use.

What do I need to know?

How do I check out the device?

  • To reserve a hotspot in advance,  log into your OCLN account and place a hold like you would for a regular book or DVD. The system will contact you when the next available hotspot has been returned to the library. Simply go to the Circulation Desk after you have been notified to pick up the hotspot.

Who can check out this device?

  • Anyone who has a valid Plymouth Public Library card in good standing can borrow a hotspot. Don't have a card? Stop by the Circulation Desk to fill out an application. For more information on getting a card, click here.

How long can I keep it?

  • Hotspots can be checked out for two weeks at a time. You may not renew. There is a $1 per day late fee. Overdue hotspots will have Internet access deactivated within 24 hours beyond their due date.

Where can I return the hotspot?

  • Hotspots need to be returned inside, please do not place in the book drop.

What happens if I lose or damage the hotspot?

  • There is an $80 fee for lost or damaged items.

Can I use the hotspot outside of the U.S.?

  • No, the hotspots only work in the U.S.

Can I use the hotspot to send/receive text messages?

  • No, texting/SMS messaging is not available.

How much does it cost?

  • Borrowing and using the device is free! If the device is lost or damaged, you will be charged an $80 replacement fee.

What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the Library or the service provider?

  • Your Internet usage is not tracked by the Library or the service provider. The Library does not provide patron information to the service provider. The only data about the hotspot program that the Library collects is the total amount of data transmitted and received by each device during a billing cycle.