Wi-Fi Hotspots

HMCPL has partnered with T-Mobile to offer our patrons a small, hand-held device that will create a personal Wi-Fi bubble with unlimited Internet access that we call Wi-Fi Hotspots.

  • Each hotspot can have up to 15 mobile devices -- iPads, Kindles, laptops, even Playstations or Nintendo consoles - connected simultaneously. They connect to the Internet via T-Mobile's 4G LTE network, allowing download speeds potentially over 30 megabits per second (Mbps)
  • As of Oct 1, 2022 there are no fees, fines, or late penalty fees for hotspots
  • Checkout period is two weeks or three weeks if you are a Friends of the Library member
  • Up to 4 automatic renewals
  • Branch holds may be placed and suspended (read instructions and see a video)
  • No refunds on previously paid fees or fines
  • The units will be in a box with a charging cable, power adapter, and the hotspot. All items must be returned
  • If keep past the item due date the hotspot will be turned off at tMobile the day after the due date and the lost item replacement fee of $57.40 will be charged
  • The replacement fee is removed once the item is returned
  • Patrons are responsible for verifying the network coverage and for charging the device.

See operating instructions and a video on how to place a hold on a hotspot

Find out how the U.S. Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program can provide free or reduced Internet service

Questions? Email us at hotspot@hmcpl.org