Sprint & Verizon Hotspots Available for Checkout

Click here to see the hotspots available in our collection or to place a hold.

Checking out a CDL Hotspot

  • Grab a hotspot box from the shelving behind the second floor information desk.

  • Take the hotspot box to the circulation desk to checkout a hotspot. Valid Chelsea District Library card required.

  • 3 week checkout, no renewals, $1 per day overdue fine

  • If the hotspot is 10 days overedue the data plan will be canceled on that hotspot and the patron will be billed.

  • Return the hotspot to our Checkout Desk. DO NOT return to another library or put the hotspot in the book drop.

Using a CDL Hotspot

  • Turn the hotspot on (see instructions in case for details).

  • On your device (computer, tablet, phone etc) go to your WiFi settings and connect to the CDLXXXXXHotspotXXX network.

NOTES

  • You DO NOT need to unlock the hotspot. You just need to turn it on.

  • The hotspot connects to either the Sprint or Verizon network. If you do not received signal from those networks the hotspot will not work.

  • Signal strength will show up as bars in the upper right hand corner of the hotspot screen.

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More Inormation

  • The Library hotspots have very basic filtering but are not encrypted or secured.
  • Devices connected to the same hotspot cannot communicate directly for security reasons.
  • Each hotspot can support up to 10 devices connecting to them at once and have 30-40 foot range.
  • If the device is over 10 days late the data plan will be canceled and the patron will be billed.
  • If the hotspot is lost or damaged the Library will deactivate the data plan on the device and will charge the patron the cost for replacement. The hotspot costs $100 to replace.
  • The whole hotspot kit (case, charging cable, and hotspot) costs $130 to replace.
  • Hotspots only work in the continental United States – does not work internationally.
  • Hotspots are meant to be placed on a table or shelf – Please do not tape or adhere the devices to any surface.