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Mobile Hotspots

The Plainfield Public Library now has a limited number of mobile hotspots available for loan. The Library's Hotspot Lending Program is not meant to replace home internet service, but is intended to provide access outside of the home, or during a temporary outage. For more information about the Hotspot Lending program please contact the Circulation Desk at 908-757-1111 x111.

Who may borrow a hotspot?

Plainfield residents and individuals who work in Plainfield, who are 18 years of age or older with a current library card in good standing, may check out one hotspot per family at a time.

How long may I keep a hotspot?

Hotspots may be checked out for 21 days with no renewals.

How often may I check out a hotspot?

Each cardholder may checkout one hotspot per 30 day period.

How may I pick up a hotspot?

Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Circulation Desk. Hotspots cannot be reserved in advance. A same-day one-hour hold will be allowed; patrons should call the Circulation Desk at 908-757-1111 x111 to check availability. In addition to a library card, eligible borrowers must present a valid photo ID (New Jersey driver license, non-driver identification card, passport, or other government-issued photo ID with birthdate). Information on the photo ID must match library records.

How do I use the hotspot?

Once turned on you will see the network name that is on the card in the pouch listed in your list of available WiFi networks. Simply select the name that matches the card and enter the listed password.

How many devices can I connect to the Hotspot?

Up to fifteen (15) devices can connect to each hotspot. The network name (SSID) and password are included in the pouch with the hotspot.

How much data does the hotspot provide?

The hotspots provide unlimited data.

Where can I use the hotspot?

You can use the hotspot anywhere in the continental United States that T-Mobile provides service.

What if the hotspot stops working?

For Technical Support please contact T-Mobile at 1-877-746-0909.

How much does the hotspot cost?

The hotspots are free to borrow (unless returned late or lost). The overdue fine for hotspots is $5.00 per day, up to $40 if returned. If not returned within 14 days after the due date, the hotspot will be presumed lost, the service will be disconnected, and borrowers will be charged the full replacement cost of $80.

How should I return the hotspot?

Hotspots must be returned to the Circulation Desk during regular Library hours.

What if I lose something?

Replacement costs vary by item:

  • Lost hotspot: $80
  • Pouch (blue zippered bag): $5
  • Charging cable/plug: $10
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