Hotspot Lending Program

Mobile hotspots are now available for checkout at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library! The hotspot lending program is a free service that allows cardholders to check out a hotspot device and connect to the internet from almost anywhere. The hotspot device works in any area covered by the Sprint 3G or 4G LTE network.

Cardholders interested in borrowing a device will be asked to sign an Internet Hotspot Use Agreement. To check availability, call the Circulation Desk at 626-307-1366 or click here to check availability via the library catalog.

Hotspot Lending Program FAQs

What is a library Wi-Fi Hotspot?
A WiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, on the bus or in the park.

Who can borrow a library hotspot?
If you are an adult age over 18 and have a valid library card, you can check out a hotspot.

How long can I keep a hotspot?
You can borrow it for 21 days (3 weeks) Please note: Overdue hotspots will have Internet access deactivated within 24 hours beyond their due date. 

What if I return a hotspot late or lose it?
A WiFi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if the hotspot is not returned on the due date. If the device is lost or damaged beyond repair, a $100.90 fee will be charged to your Library account.

Is there a charge for the hotspot?
Borrowing and using the device is free! If the device is lost or damaged beyond repair, a $100.90 fee will be charged to your Library account.

How do I pick up a hotspot?
Hotspots are available for pick-up Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 -5:00 p.m. 

How do I return a library hotspot?
You can return the hotspot to the Library's Circulation Desk. You must return the device with all the original packaging and accessories.

What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the Library?
Your Internet usage is not tracked by the Library. While using the library’s hotspot you are governed by the same rules as our wireless access policy.

Can I place a hold or renew a hotspot?
The device cannot be renewed or placed on hold. Call the Circulation Desk at 626-307-1366 to check availability.

Can I use the hotspot outside of the U.S.?
No. The hotspots only work in the U.S.

Instructions for Use:

1. To turn the Hotspot device on, press and hold the power button until you see the word “Welcome” on the  LCD screen. Once you see Sprint logo on the screen, the device is ready to use.

2. Find the Wi-Fi Hotspot name  and password of the Hotspot device from the Hotspot device. 

3. The Hotspot device works on most Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, desktops, smart phones and tablets. To connect your device, find the Wi-Fi network name on your device and connect to it. Enter the password you found on step 2.

4. The Hotspot battery will last between 8 to 24 hours depending on usage. To shut down or turn off the device completely, press and hold the power button until you see the word “Goodbye” on the LCD Screen.