A Hotspot is a small, portable device that connects to cellular networks allowing devices to access Wi-Fi services. The Hotspots that Charles County Public Library offers work off of the Sprint Network.
The mobile hotspot is location-dependent and will only work if the Wi-Fi vendor’s signal reaches into the area. The Hotspots that Charles County Public Library offers work off of the Sprint Network. We can make no guarantees of connectivity.
You will be unable to check out a mobile hotspot with a Kids Card. However, you can register for a standard library card (with any government-issued photo ID) and then a mobile hotspot can be checked out to you.
All of our branches and our mobile library have a number of hotspots available for checkout. You must check out and return the hotspot in-person to the same branch. Please do not return hotspots in the book drop.
Hotspots check out for a 2-week, non- renewable period when checked out from a physical branch location. There is a 3-week, non-renewable check-out period for Hotspots borrowed from the Mobile Library Branch.
No, there are no late fees for Hotspots. Once the due date has passed and the Hotspot is late, or overdue, the data will be turned off, and the Hotspot will not work. It is best to return Hotspots on or before their due date.