All loca­tions will be closed Wednes­day, June 19 in hon­or of the June­teenth holiday.

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. Browse our library cat­a­log or call a branch to check avail­abil­i­ty. Need a run­down on how to use a 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 email, and to estab­lish guide­lines con­sis­tent with per­son­al and indi­vid­ual fam­i­ly val­ues and boundaries.

Users must sign a Hotspot State­ment of Respon­si­bil­i­ty at check­out, which states the following:

By sign­ing this, I agree that:
● I am at least 18 years old.
● I am respon­si­ble for the hotspot I have checked out, and I will not recon­fig­ure or dam­age it.
● I will return the hotspot to staff inside the branch where I checked it out. I will not return the hotspot in the book­drop or to anoth­er branch. I will not check out a hotspot on the same day that I return one.
● I under­stand a hotspot can­not be renewed.
● I under­stand the hotspot will no longer work when it becomes over­due.
● I will be billed if the hotspot is not returned with­in 7 days of the due date.
● I will be charged a deac­ti­va­tion fee if the hotspot has to be dis­con­nect­ed after it is long over­due.
● I will pay to replace the hotspot, includ­ing its pieces, if I dam­age or do not return it. The replace­ment cost may be up to $135. Deac­ti­va­tion and col­lec­tion fees may also be charged.
● I will fol­low the Library’s Inter­net Use Pol­i­cy and Guide­lines for Com­put­ers found at dekalbli​brary​.org.
The library is not respon­si­ble for any dam­ages or loss­es that occur while using the hotspot.
If I vio­late these agree­ments or if I use the hotspot for ille­gal pur­pos­es, I will lose my library priv­i­leges and could be held legal­ly and finan­cial­ly responsible.

Wire­less hotspots are sup­port­ed with funds from the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion.