In order to promote access to the Internet, Menomonie Public Library circulates mobile WiFi hotspots. A hotspot may be checked out by any MORE cardholder 18 years of age or older whose card is in good standing.
All borrowers must sign a User Agreement. Hotspots circulate for a period of fourteen days. They 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 and not in the book drop or at other libraries. Each hotspot unit circulates in a bag with a micro-USB cord, AC adapter and instructions. Hotspots returned after their due date are subject to a $2 per day fine and the hotspot can’t be renewed. 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 repair, generally $50. If the unit is lost, stolen or not returned, the borrower may be assessed a replacement fee of $200, per Menomonie Public Library’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): www.sprint.com/coverage 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.
Funding is provided in part by the Menomonie Public Library Foundation.