Wireless Hotspots

Wire­less hotspots are portable, recharge­able devices that allow you to con­nect your own lap­tops, smart­phones, and tablets to the inter­net for free, whether you’re at home or on the road. Hotspots can be bor­rowed for 21 days and are avail­able to DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library card­hold­ers ages 18 and old­er. Click here or call a branch to check avail­abil­i­ty. Need a run­down on how to use the hotspot? Watch a short video.

Patrons access the inter­net at their own dis­cre­tion. Although many valu­able sources of infor­ma­tion are avail­able via the inter­net, the Library can nei­ther ver­i­fy the accu­ra­cy nor con­trol the con­tent of mate­r­i­al found. Patrons may find that some web­sites con­tain mate­r­i­al they con­sid­er offen­sive or inap­pro­pri­ate. Par­ents and/​or guardians are strong­ly encour­aged to mon­i­tor their minor chil­dren’s use of elec­tron­ic resources, includ­ing elec­tron­ic mail, and to estab­lish guide­lines con­sis­tent with per­son­al and indi­vid­ual fam­i­ly val­ues and boundaries.

Fur­ther­more, while using a library hotspot, under­stand that:

  • Use of the library hotspot for ille­gal pur­pos­es is express­ly for­bid­den, in accor­dance with applic­a­ble legal statutes.
  • Use of the hotspot to access mate­r­i­al that is obscene as defined under Geor­gia law (O.C.G.A. 161280), child pornog­ra­phy as defined under fed­er­al or state law (18 U.S.C. 2256; O.C.G.A. 1612100), and mate­r­i­al that is harm­ful to minors” as defined under Geor­gia law (O.C.G.A. 1612102) is not allowed.
  • DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is not respon­si­ble for any lia­bil­i­ty, dam­ages or expens­es result­ing from use or mis­use of a library hotspot, con­nec­tion of the hotspot to oth­er elec­tron­ic devices, or data loss result­ing from use of a library hotspot.
  • DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is not respon­si­ble for the breach or inter­cep­tion of con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion result­ing from the mali­cious activ­i­ty of anoth­er inter­net user.
  • The inter­net con­tains images and con­tent that may be offen­sive or harm­ful to some. DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is released from all lia­bil­i­ties asso­ci­at­ed with the view­ing, use, or expo­sure to any images and con­tent patrons may encounter while using this wire­less connection.
  • Patrons cre­ate, use and store per­son­al data, includ­ing all files, fold­ers and media, on their own com­put­er or oth­er device at their own risk. DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is not respon­si­ble for the loss of any per­son­al data, includ­ing all files, fold­ers and media.
  • Recon­fig­ur­ing the hotspot is not allowed.
  • Patrons must return the hotspot to the pub­lic ser­vice desk where it was checked out. Patrons may not return the hotspot in the book­drop or to anoth­er branch.
  • Hotspots are not eli­gi­ble for renewals or hold requests.
  • Patrons will be asked to com­plete a sur­vey when the hotspot is returned. 
  • If a patron los­es or dam­ages the hotspot, the replace­ment cost will be $36.00 with an addi­tion­al $6.00 pro­cess­ing fee. If a hotspot is returned with­out the fol­low­ing pieces, the patron will be charged the cor­re­spond­ing replace­ment fees. Case: $35.00. Wall charg­er: $10.00. Bar­code: $2.00. Clip: $1.00. The total charged for an unre­turned hotspot and all attached pieces will be $100.
  • The late fee is $1.00 a day with a max­i­mum late fee of $7.50. Ser­vice to the hotspot will be deac­ti­vat­ed when it becomes over­due. Col­lec­tion fees may also be applied if the hotspot is not returned.

The wire­less hotspots are sup­port­ed with funds from the DeKalb Library Foundation.