Hot Spots are Here

Wi-Fi HOTSPOTS are now available to check out at the Bristol Public Library!

A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is easy to use and it will keep your phone, tablet, laptop, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices connected to the Internet wherever you are. You can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices on one hotspot. Our Wi-Fi hotspots work in any area covered by the Sprint network

Who can check out a Wi-Fi hotspot?

-A hotspot may be borrowed by any Bristol Public Library cardholder age 18 or older whose account is in good standing. (no fines, fees or overdue materials) New Borrowers and Minor cards cannot place holds on or check out hotspots. One hotspot per household.

How much does it cost to borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot?

-Borrowing and using a mobile hotspot is FREE. Overdue fines are $3.00 per day. If the device or any parts are missing when it is returned, a fee will be charged to your library account. Replacement cost is $80.00 for the device, $25.00 for the charger and $25.00 for the case.  

How long can I keep a Wi-Fi hotspot? Can I renew it?

-You can borrow a mobile hotspot for 7 days. A Wi-Fi hotspot cannot be renewed. If the hotspot is overdue, the library will shut down the connection within 24 hours, which will make the device unusable. Overdue fines are $3.00 per day.

Can I place a hold on a mobile hotspot?

-Eligible cardholders can call or stop in the library to place a hold on a Wi-Fi hotspot. You will be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available hotspot.

How do I return the mobile hotspot?

-Hotspot devices MUST be returned to Bristol Public Library in person at the Circulation Desk, NOT in the book drop. You must return the device with all the original packaging and accessories. Please fully charge the battery before returning the device.


For any additional questions about Wi-Fi hotspots, contact the library at 330-889-3651.