Hotspot Circulation Policy


  1. Hotspots may be borrowed by resident adult cardholders 18 years of age or older.  Patrons must have a history of being in good standing for at least 90 days (no unpaid fines or fees, overdues, etc.)
  2. The patron assumes full responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event that the hotspot or its accessories are lost, stolen, or damaged.  Replacement costs will be based on the library’s reasonable assessment of the current cost for repair or replacement, and will not exceed $100, in addition to any accrued late fees. The library will not accept a replacement device or replacement accessories in lieu of payment for a lost or damaged device or accessories. The replacement costs for a hotspot is $100.
  3. Hotspots may circulate for a total of 14 days per person. The devices may be renewed up to two times, provided there is not a hold on the item. They must be returned at the library’s circulation desk to library staff, not in a book drop.There is no grace period after the loan period has expired. Hotspots will be deactivated within 24 hours of the loan period expiration. Failure to return the hotspot after the 14 day loan period will result in a fine of $ 1 per day.
  4. Only one device may be checked out per patron at a time, but patrons may place a reserve on the device.
  5. Patrons are responsible for the setup and configuration of their own equipment. The Library cannot accept the liability of changing settings on patron computer equipment, however librarians advise on connecting to the wireless network
  6. MPL reserves the right to monitor library-owned devices. This includes, but is not limited to, device usage, access logs, and internet history. MPL accepts no liability for any loss of privacy or data customers may experience, nor is MPL responsible for anything that occurs to devices connected to the hotspot.
  7. By borrowing a hotspot the patron implicitly agrees to the Library’s Internet Use Policy. Misuse of the hotspot or failure to comply with the Hotspot Circulation Policy may result in the loss of privileges and possible prosecution. Such misuse includes, but is not limited to, viewing material which is obscene or “harmful to minors”; using the hotspot for illegal activities; sending spam; hacking into any computer system; damaging or attempting to damage computer equipment or software; interfering with systems operations, integrity or security; gaining unauthorized access to another person’s files; sending harassing messages to other computer users; and violating copyright laws and software licensing agreements. Issues and/or concerns not addressed above will be investigated on a case by case basis.