Reserve a hotspot by calling 715-232-2164 x210
In order to promote access to the Internet, Menomonie Public Library circulates mobile WiFi hotspots. This program was made possible through generous support from the Menomonie Public Library Foundation.
Eligibility: A hotspot may be checked out by any MORE library cardholder 18 years of age or older whose card is in good standing (fines or overdues on the account are under $10, and no billed items are on the account). There is a limit of one hotspot per household.
Availability: Reservations for hotspots will be made on a first-come, first served basis. Reservations may be made by phone, email, or in person.
Loan Period: Hotspots circulate for a period of 14 days, and cannot be renewed. Patrons who have returned a hotspot will be asked to wait 24 hours before checking out a hotspot again.
Checkouts & Returns: WIFI Hotspots must be checked out in person at the Menomonie Public Library. We ask that the hotspots be returned to the checkout desk at the Menomonie Public Library, rather than in a book drop or at other libraries.
Fines and Fees: Hotspots returned after their due date are subject to a $2 per day late fee. Hotspots cannot be renewed.
Each hotspot unit circulates in a bag with a micro-USB cord and AC adapter. The user is responsible for returning all of these items in good condition. If any item is missing or damaged, the borrower will be billed for these items. If the entire unit is not returned, the borrower will be charged a $200 replacement fee, per Menomonie Public Library’s circulation policies.
Performance of the hotspot will vary depending upon location and coverage in the area. 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 law.
Funding is provided in part by the Menomonie Public Library Foundation.