Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout

November 29, 2019

In order to promote access to the Internet, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots are now available to borrow from the Centralia Regional Library District. A hotspot may be checked out by any CRLD cardholder, 18 years of age or older, whose card is in good standing. Limit one per household.

Hotspots circulate for a period of 21 days. They must be checked out in person at the Centralia Regional Library District. They ask that the hotspots be returned to the checkout desk at Centralia Regional Library District and not in the book drop or at other libraries. Each hotspot unit circulates in a case with a micro-USB cord, AC adapter and instructions. The user is responsible for returning all of these items in good condition. If the hotspot or cable is returned damaged, the user may be responsible for the cost of replacement. If the unit is lost, stolen or not returned, the borrower may be assessed a replacement fee, per Centralia Regional Library District’s circulation policies.

Performance of the hotspot will vary depending upon location and Sprint™ coverage in the area. Check Sprint™ coverage for your address here (select the data tab): Be advised that the hotspots are an open wireless connection and the Library 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. Hotspot users should refrain from online activity that violates federal, state, or local laws.