Beginning July 5, library card holders may borrow a Pocket Wifi and get connected at home!
What is a Pocket WiFi?
- The Pocket WiFi device works with Sprint’s LTE Network to become a hub for your own WiFi network. Flip on a device and you’ll have instant access to wireless Internet for your laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device.
Why is the library lending Pocket WiFi Devices?
- Improving Internet access helps everyone. By borrowing devices, more library patrons will have 24/7 access to library resources plus job and education websites.
How do I borrow a Pocket WiFi Device?
- Ask the staff at the Information Desk to see if there is a Pocket WiFi Device available.
- To check availability or place a hold, search the Evergreen catalog for “Pocket WiFi” under Westfield Washington Public Library.
- If they are all checked out, you can request a hold on the next available.
- Please note that Parents/Legal Guardians are responsible for any Pocket WiFi Devices checked out to patrons under 18 years of age.
- Pocket WiFi Devices check out for 7 days and they may be renewed once if there is no wait list.
- There is a $2.00 per day overdue charge. On the 2nd day overdue, the device will be disabled.
- Replacement cost information is included in the carrying box.
- Please return Pocket WiFi Devices ONLY to Westfield Washington Public Library.
Will the device work in my home?
- You can use the Pocket WiFi device to get online anywhere using Sprint’s Nationwide service area.
- The signal does not go through walls of concrete or with metal in them, so avoid placing the hotspot next to them. The best signal will be in an open area or by a window.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library Services