Borrow the Internet

Take the internet with you wherever you go with a wi-fi hotspot. Perfect for use at home, in a park or while on vacation.

Whether you're away from the office, outside of the classroom or off campus, these hotspots are the ideal option for when you're unable to connect to your favorite network.

Share with your friends, family, co-workers or students by connecting up to 10 devices at once.

How does it work?

Available to anyone 18 years or older with a Westerville Library card in good standing and a photo ID (such as a driver’s license).

  1. From the Reserve Room, borrow a hotspot.
  2. To turn on, press and hold the Power button.
  3. From your computer, smartphone or tablet, connect to the network.*
  4. When battery is low, plug the charger into an electrical outlet.
  5. When finished, turn it off and return it to the Reserve Room.

*If you are unsure how to choose a wireless network, consult your device's instruction manual or stop at the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor of the library for assistance.

Note: All reserved hotspots will be held for pickup at the Drive-Up Reserve Room.

What else do I need to know?

You can connect up to 10 different devices at one time to a wi-fi hotspot. Your use of the device is subject to the library's Terms of Use.

  • Age Restriction: Ages 18+
  • Connection Speed: 3G or 4G via Sprint network
  • Limit: 1 per customer account
  • Loan Period: 14 days*
  • Lost Items: Replacement cost for hotspot and/or its accessories will be assessed, up to $285.
  • Overdue Fines: $1.25 per day ($10 maximum)**
  • Photo ID: Required
  • Pickup Location: Reserve Room
  • Renewals: Ineligible
  • Return to: Reserve Room
  • Roaming: Prohibited. (See coverage map.)
  • Sessions: 10 devices can be connected simultaneously
  • Other Limitations: International travel prohibited. Additionally, hotspots will not work in Alaska or Hawaii.

*The hotspot will stop working when overdue or if you enter a roaming or international region. Pickup via the self-serve shelves for these items is not available. Returning hotspots through the book drops or Library Link is prohibited.

**This applies to all library card holders, including educators and seniors.

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.