Bring the Internet home from HCPL

Mobile hotspots are now available to check out from your local HCPL branch!

The library offers twenty Alcatel Link Zone 2 hotspots that are connected to the Sprint/T-Mobile network and twenty Kajeet SmartSpots. Of the Kajeet SmartSpots, ten are connected to the Verizon network and ten are connected to the AT&T network. Kajeet SmartSpots are best suited for students, as they are filtered for content and are unavailable to use from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Click below to place a hold on a hotspot from the Enterprise catalog:
Kajeet SmartSpots (AT&T or Verizon)

Alcatel Link Zone 2 (Sprint/T-Mobile)

You may also call your local HCPL branch to request that staff place a hold for you.

Hotspot Policy

  1. Borrowers of the Harrison County Public Library Hotspots must hold a current residential or paid Harrison County Library card, be 18 years of age or older and have an account in good standing. Any fees present on an account must be paid and any overdue materials must be returned before a Hotspot can be checked out. Hotspots are available 1 per household only!
  2. When checking out a Hotspot, the patron must sign a form assuming complete responsibility for any damage to and/or loss of the equipment or software configurations. Cost for replacement of Hotspot is between $95 and $129.88 (depending on device) with any damages being capped at replacement cost.
  3. Patrons must return the Hotspot by the time specified. Hotspots overdue for more than 14 days will be declared lost and full replacement costs will be charged to the patron’s account.
  4. Hotspots may be checked out for a two-week period. Hotspots cannot be renewed.
  5. Hotspots must be physically returned to a library employee. Hotspots may NOT be returned to the Book or Media Drops; any damage caused by returning the Hotspot via Book or Media Drop will be charged to the borrowing patron. Failure to return the Hotspot to a library employee will result in a six-month suspension in Hotspot privileges.
  6. Hotspots must be able to be turned on to check for functionality before being removed from the patron account.
  7. If a Hotspot becomes overdue, it will be deactivated until it is returned.

The Alcatel Link Zone 2 hotspots were largely funded by an Indiana Library Services and Technology (LSTA) Grant. The Kajeet SmartSpots were funded largely by the Marilyn M. Rhodes Community Foundation Endowment Fund.

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