Mobile Hotspots


In need of affordable, high-speed internet? Or do you want to take the internet with you on your upcoming trip? Check out a mobile hotspot at the library for only $10 for 2-weeks or $20 for 4-weeks. 

Reserve one today! Click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a mobile hotspot? It’s a portable device that provides a Wi-Fi internet connection. It’s perfect if you live in an area that can’t get broadband internet or if you don’t have a data plan on your cell phone. Hotspots are also great to have if you want to go on a trip and take the internet with you. 
    Hotspots will work with laptops, tablets, phones, TVs and most other devices that can connect to a Wi-Fi internet connection.

  2. How does it work? On the inside of the case the hotspot comes in is its network name and password. Turn on the hotspot and go to the Wi-Fi screen on your device and select the hotspot’s network name and enter the password. Up to 10 devices at one time. You will get a charging cable to keep the device powered. 

  3. Is there a fee to borrow a hotspot? The fee for borrowing for 2-weeks is $10 or 4-weeks for $20. 

  4. How do I reserve a hotspot? Hotspots can be reserved online using your library card, over the phone, or in person. We will contact you when it is ready to pick up.

  5. Will this work where I live? This device relies on cell service. According to the map for Juniata County, there is coverage throughout the area until you go west of Walnut. See the below map or visit http://coverage.sprint.com/ to plug in a zip code and see if coverage is available. Above is a screenshot of coverage in Juniata County. Please be sure to check if your address has coverage. If it does not, it will not work. If you borrow a hotspot and it turns out there is no service where you are, we can issue a refund.
    The hotspots use service from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. Each hotspot will be labeled which provider it uses.

  6. Is there a data limit? Hotspots labeled CCA have a 22 GB per month limit. CCA hotspots are meant to be used for online education, telehealth, and or remote work. Once the 22 GB limit is met, the speeds will slow down considerably. Hotspots not labeled CCA have unlimited data.

  7. How long can I have it for? You can borrow one for either 2-weeks for $10 or 4-weeks for $20.

  8. Can I renew the hotspot I currently have checked out? As long as there is not a waiting list you may renew the device. However, the mobile hotspots are in high demand and there often is a waitlist. Renewals will incur additional fees depending on the borrowing time requested.

  9. Can I reserve the hotspot for a future date? Due to their high demand, we cannot guarantee your reservation will be fulfilled on a given future date.

  10. What if I forget to return or lose the hotspot? Hotspots will shut off after their due date and an overdue fee of $1 per day will accrue. A lost or damaged hotspot will result in a replacement fee of $200. All hotspots will be checked for damage upon return. Please return the hotspot in clean condition so that it is ready for use by the next person.

  11. I’m having trouble using the hotspot. Can you help? Absolutely! You can bring the hotspot into the library with your device or contact us by phone or online via our website or live chat. 

Reserve a hotspot today! Click here.

Have you used one of our hotspots? Please complete our brief survey so that we can evaluate this service.