Wi-Fi to Go: Hot Spot Lending

Mobile Wireless Hotspot Lending Policy Purpose

In fulfilling the Library's mission to foster digital inclusion, Miami Public Library lends mobile wireless hotspots to Library patrons through the "Wi-Fi To Go" service.

Terms and Conditions

A "hotspot" consists of the mobile wireless hotspot device itself, as well as its charger and case. When a patron borrows a mobile hotspot, the patron's use of the equipment is available under the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are in addition to the Standard Library policies (notably the Library's Computer Use Policy) and other terms and conditions described below for which the user is responsible.

To borrow a hotspot, patrons must be 18 years of age or older and have a Miami Public Library card (in good standing). At the time of checkout, the borrowing patron must present his/her library card and state-issued ID. Upon checkout, Library staff will confirm, in the presence of the borrowing patron, that all items are present in the hotspot kit. The patron must sign the Library's Hotspot Agreement before a hotspot can be checked out. Only one hotspot may be borrowed per household at any one time. The loan period for the hotspot is 7 days with no grace period and no renewals.

The Library will accept holds on the hotspot. Patrons will be notified by phone only when their hold is ready for pick-up. Patrons will have 48 hours from the time of this notification call to check out the hotspot, after such time it will be released to another patron. This hold period may be extended, at the discretion of the Library, due to Library hours of operation.

Overdue hotspots will be deactivated at closing on the day the hotspot is due. Overdue fines will accrue at $5 per day up to the maximum replacement cost of the hotspot. Patrons are not permitted to return the hotspot to the Library's book drop. Rather, hotspots must be returned directly to a Library staff member, who will verify that all hotspot components are accounted for before checking it in from the borrowing patron's account. The hotspot will not be considered returned until all components of the hotspot are returned.

By borrowing and initiating use of the Library's hotspot, the user agrees to abide by the Library's policies and rules and agrees to hold the Library and its agents harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities, directly or indirectly, relating to the use of the Library's hotspot and internet access provided by the Library. Deliberate altering of any files or modifying the configuration of Library-owned equipment is strictly prohibited.

Internet service relies on cell tower technology and coverage. Service outside the continental United States is prohibited; any fees associated with use outside of this area will be the responsibility of the borrower. User experience can vary based on location. The Library is not responsible for personal information shared over the internet or for information or websites accessed. The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expense resulting from the use of the hotspot.

The borrowing patron will be responsible for lost or damaged hotspots and accessories (including theft thereof). Patrons must be mindful of the current replacement costs of mobile hotspots and accessories before borrowing, as he or she will be responsible for paying the actual replacement cost of a damaged or lost hotspot device or accessories.

  • Hot Spot: $50
  • Cord: $20
  • Case: $18

Hotspots must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment (not left in vehicles or in extreme temperatures).
Parents/guardians are responsible for the use of the Hotspot by minors.

Unlawful use of the Internet or use that violates the Library's Computer Use Policy is prohibited and may result in the loss of privileges. The Library prohibits the use of its devices for the display or downloading of pornographic or obscene materials.

For assistance in the operation of the Library's Hotspots, borrowers may call the Library during normal business hours. 918-541-2292


Hotspot Agreement