Mobile Hotspots Available for Check Out at DML

Dayton Metro Library has added 187 Franklin T10 mobile hotspot kits to its circulating collection, and beginning Tuesday, August 1, patrons will be able to check them out for free.

DML remains committed to digital inclusion and helping patrons bridge the digital divide through technology classes and programs as well as one-on-one tech help. High speed Internet and free Wi-Fi is available at all Library locations.

Now, as patrons navigate their lives post pandemic, mobile hotspots are available to all patrons for Internet service on the go, at school or at home. The portable hotspots provide 4G service to as many as 10 Wi-Fi-ready devices at a time, such as computers, laptops, tablets, and even smart phones.

Patrons just need a DML Library Card in good standing to request or check out a hotspot kit. The kits include a case, instructions, and a charging cord. The loan period will be 21 days, the same as DML’s other materials. The kits will be eligible for a max of 5 renewals, providing there is no wait list, and one kit at a time may be requested. Should a hotspot unit, wall adapter, or USB power cable become lost or damaged during their loan, the patron will be responsible for a $57 replacement fee for the unit and $10 replacement fee for the adapter or power cable.

To check out or request a hotspot you can find them in our catalog or stop by your neighborhood Branch. Additional questions may be directed to the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

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