Mobile Hotspots

“Borrow the Internet” from the Ethel Everhard Memorial Library

The Ethel Everhard Memorial Library is now able to circulate mobile Wi-Fi hotspots to its patrons.  Using grant funding, seven devices with a one-year unlimited data plan have been purchased.

For those not familiar with a mobile hotspot, this device works by turning a cellular data connection into a WiFi signal, much like a smartphone.  With a few simple steps, you can then connect your device (tablet, laptop, and more) to the Internet.

Devices can be used anywhere that a cellular data signal can be reached using the Sprint network. Visit Sprint's website to see the coverage map.

The library’s mobile hotspots are available to anyone 18 years or older with an Ethel Everhard Memorial library card in good standing.  A patron using the Internet via a mobile hotspot must abide by the Ethel Everhard Memorial Library Internet Use Policy.There is no charge to borrow the devices or to use the unlimited data. Normally, devices must be picked up and returned at the service desk. You must return it during hours the library is open rather than use the book drop. However, during the public health emergency when we are only allowed to provide curbside service, you must schedule an appointment to do this. 

Holds may be placed on hotspots.  They have a  “local holds only” designation, which means only someone with a library card from the Ethel Everhard Memorial Library may reserve one. The hotspots have a two-week loan period and the fine will be $5/day for each day overdue.  Use the catalog at catalog.winnefox.org to place your hold or call 296-2544 and speak with a staff member. Check out a mobile hotspot today!