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The Roosevelt Public Library has established a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to provide patrons in our community with high-speed internet access. With this program, students can use the Internet for help with homework and projects, employees can travel with reliable internet access to meetings and presentations, and patrons can have home access to the library’s digital resources such as our databases, eBooks, streaming music and movies. Patrons will be able to take advantages of our Wi-Fi hotspot lending program with a Roosevelt Public Library card.

The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.

Wi-Fi hotspots may be borrowed by Roosevelt Library card holders ages 18 and above with Library cards in good standing (i.e. library card is not blocked due to unpaid fines or lost material). Checkout is limited to one per household at any given time. The Library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.

Wi-Fi hotspots are available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis from the time the library opens until 1 hour before the library closes. They may not be reserved. In order to borrow a hotspot, the patron’s Library card and government-issued photo identification must be presented to the Circulation Desk. At the time of check-out, a patron must complete an Electronic Device Agreement. Once a hotspot is checked out to a patron, it becomes the responsibility of that patron per the Electronic Device Agreement.

Hotspots may be borrowed for two weeks. They must be returned in person to the Circulation Desk, and never to another library or in the book drop. Devices returned in the book drop will result in a $10 fine. If damage to the device is discovered by Library staff, these costs will be added to the patron’s account. The overdue cost for the item is $10.00 per day up to the full cost of the item. Any returned device must remain in the library for 24 hours before a patron, or another patron living in the same household, may check it out again. If a hotspot is not returned, the borrower will be charged a $200 replacement cost. If devices are not returned in a timely manner, civil and criminal action will be taken. If the borrower fails to pay the replacement cost for a lost device, they will be banned from the library.

Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all devices.