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Hotspot Policy

adopted 04-27-2017
updated 07.27.2017

The purpose of this policy is to ensure appropriate use of the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

About the Hotspot

The Hotspot made available from the Mount Horeb Public Library can be checked out and used to connect a device (lap top, cellphone, tablet, etc…) to the internet. The hotspot will work in any area where there is Verizon cell phone coverage.


Any patron 18 and over, with a library card in good standing (no outstanding fines or lost items) may check out the hotspot. The hotspot can be borrowed for 7 days with no renewals. Overdue hotspots will be turned off and deactivated if they are not returned by their due date.

Be advised that the hotspots are an open wireless connection and the Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information shared over the Internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe Internet practices. Hotspot users should refrain from online activity that violates federal, state, or local laws.


Hotspots must be returned during open hours, directly to a staff member at the Circulation Desk of the Mount Horeb Public Library. The hotspot may not be returned to the book drop or to any other library. All components of the hotspot must be returned for the item to be considered "Checked-in."

Do not attempt to clean or make repairs, adjustments or alterations of any kind to the Hotspot.


Holds may not be placed on the Hotspot.

Fines and Replacement Costs

Fines for the hotspot are $1.00 per day the first two days it is overdue. If the hotspot is not returned within two days, it carries an overdue fine of $5/day. If the hotspot is not returned within a week, the data will be shut off immediately and the library reserves the right to enlist the help of the police to retrieve the hotspot. Patrons are responsible for loss or damage to the hotspot or any of its contents and could be assessed a fee based on the damage. If a hotspot is lost, please contact the Mount Horeb Public Library immediately at 608-437-5021. The replacement fee for the hotspot and accessories is $130, which will be charged to your library account.

If the patron loses a component of the hotspot, the charges will be as follows:

  • Hotspot $100
  • Case $15
  • Cord $5
  • Power Supply $5
  • Battery $5

Information Tracked

See Verizon's hotspot policy


Internet content filter is not provided through the Mount Horeb Public Library hotspot. Parents/Guardians are responsible for monitoring what their children access via the hotspot.

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