In order to promote access to online resources, the Wixom Public Library offers mobile Wi‐Fi hotspots as a part of its circulating collection. The collection is meant for temporary uses such as vacations, education, employment, special projects, etc. Mobile hotspots are not intended to provide patrons with a permanent solution to Internet access. A mobile hotspot is a device that can be used anywhere to create a wireless network so patrons can connect any Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device, laptop, printer, digital camera or gaming device.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check out a hotspot?
Hotspots checkout for 14 days with no renewals. Any Wixom Library cardholder who is 18 and older and has a card in good standing may checkout a hotspot. Patrons must sign the Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot policy prior to checking out a device. Cardholders may check out one (1) hotspot one (1) time per month. Limit one (1) hotspot per library card.
What checks out with the hotspot?
The hotspot checks out in a plastic container with the following items: mobile hotspot, a micro-USB cord, AC charger with USB port, instructions, a copy of the Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot policy and a copy of the Public Internet Access Policy.
What happens if the hotspot is overdue, lost or damaged?
If the hotspot is overdue, you will be charged a $2.00 per day overdue fine and the device will be deactivated. If the device is lost or returned damaged, you will be charged a $70 replacement fee and $25 processing fee.
Where do I return the hotspot?
Hotspots must be returned inside the Library at the Check-Out Desk. You will be responsible for any damage if the hotspot is returned in a book drop. Hotspots may not be returned to another library. During times of social distancing, please call the library for guidance to return hotspots.
View and print the Mobile Hotspot Policy October 2020.