Alameda County Library now offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots that you can borrow with your library card from the Centerville and Newark Libraries.
Wi-Fi hotspots are portable devices that can connect a smartphone, laptop, or tablet to the Internet. The Wi-Fi hotspot lending program called Tech It Home, is a pilot program that provides unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere AT&T provides data coverage.
The Wi-Fi hotspots are perfect for those without Internet access at home and for those who need to conduct school or business work on the go. You can connect up to 10 devices to the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot at once.
Where can I check out a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Wi-Fi hotspots may be checked out from the Centerville Library, 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536 or the Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark, CA 94560.
Who can borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Alameda County Library cardholders in good standing with a current address may borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot.
How long can I keep it?
Wi-Fi hotspots can be checked out for three weeks. Internet service will be disabled once the hotspot becomes overdue. Wi-Fi hotspots may not be renewed. Upon return it will be made available for other patrons after charging and servicing.
How do I return it?
Wi-Fi hotspots can be returned to the circulation desk of any branch in the Alameda County Library system during that library's open hours. Hotspots should not be placed in the book return slots. You must return the device with all the packaging and accessories.
What is the cost?
Wi-Fi hotspots are FREE to check out.
A late fee of $0.25 per day is charged. A $50 replacement fee will be billed if the hotspot is not returned.
Can I use the Wi-Fi Hotspot anywhere?
The Wi-Fi hotspots connect to the Internet anywhere AT&T has service. They do not work outside of the United States.
Can I connect multiple devices to the Wi-Fi Hotspot?
You can connect up to 10 devices on the Wi-Fi hotspot.
How do I use the Wi-Fi HotSpot?
A Quick Start Guide is included with each device.