Are you a teen? Do you have a school-issued laptop? Do you need access to wireless Internet so you can conduct research and get your homework done? If this is you, then come to MPL and check out a hot spot.
Hot spots are available to area high school students with an MPL library card in good standing and proof of identity such as a driver’s license, learner’s permit, a school issued ID card, or verbal permission from a parent/guardian. The device provides Internet access to students using laptops issued by their school for homework and research.
Hot spots are kept at the circulation desk and may be checked out for two weeks on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of one hot spot per family per check out period.
Devices are designed to work with school laptops, which provide a level of security and the laptop must be present to check out a hot spot. Non-school issued student devices will only be filtered through Sprint’s Guardian software and must also be present in order to check out a hot spot.
Devices are set to block adult content and malware, but the library cannot guarantee all content that may be deemed offensive or harmful will be blocked.
Parents/guardians are responsible for what their children access via the hot spot.
Hot spots must be returned to the circulation desk and not placed in the book drops. Damage sustained by dropping the devices in the book drops will be charged to the patron.
The patron is responsible for damage, loss, or theft of the hhot spots.
The library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expenses resulting from the use or misuse of the device, the connection of the device to other devices, or data loss resulting from the use of the device.
Overdue fees are $2.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00. Devices are disabled on the second day after they are due. If there are special circumstances, ask to speak to the circulation librarian.
Hot spots not returned within ten business days will be charged the replacement cost of the hot spot and sent to debt collection. Devices may still be returned at any time for full credit provided they are still in good condition.
The charge for damaged/never returned devices is $50.00.
The charge for missing or damaged cases/cords is $15.00 each.