Need internet access at home or on the road? Check out a mobile hotspot today!
Lower Macungie Library now offers circulating mobile hotspots! Hotspot Internet service is provided by Mobile Beacon and the T-Mobile network with unlimited data at 4 GE LTE speeds. Cardholders 18 years or older can borrow one of the library’s new WiFi hotspots and enjoy free, unlimited high-speed internet from almost anywhere on your phone, laptop, tablet, or other internet-enabled device!
We currently have four (4) hotspots available for home use, travel, schoolwork, working remotely and more. Just read the information below for the details and ask for one at the desk.
Do I need a library card to check out a mobile hotspot?
Yes. Anyone 18 years or older wishing to check out a mobile hotspot will need to have a current, updated Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC) library card with no more than $10 in fines. Only one hotspot may be borrowed by a household at a time.
How long can I keep it? Can I renew it?You can borrow a mobile hotspot for up to 7 days. You may renew the mobile hotspot up to two (2) times if there is no waiting list.
How much does it cost?
Borrowing and using the device is free! There is a $5.00 per day late fee, and a $76 replacement fee if lost or damaged. Mobile hotspots will be deactivated if not returned on time.
Can I place a hold on a hotspot?
Yes. You will be notified via phone, email or text when it becomes available for pickup and it will be held for four (4) business days. Please note: we cannot guarantee the availability of hotspots for a specific date and time.
How many devices can I use at the same time with the mobile hotspot?
You can connect up to 15 devices at a time with moderate use, or up to 8 devices at a time with heavy use. Average battery usage time of up to nine (9) hours. The battery discharges faster as additional devices connect to your hotspot. Battery life depends on the network, signal strength, temperature, features, and active connection time.
Can I use the mobile hotspot outside of the U.S.?
No. The mobile hotspots only work in the U.S.
How do I return it?
The hotspot must be returned to the Circulation Desk at Lower Macungie Library. You must return the device with all the original packaging and accessories. Failure to return all items will result in charges to your library account.
What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the library?
The library does not have access to or collect specific usage data. The library does not provide patron information to the service provider.
The Lower Macungie Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to any electronic devices, or data loss resulting from the use of the device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of treating, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited. Using the device to access any online content determined to be illegal or obscene according to federal, state, or municipal law is prohibited and will result in revocation of hotspot borrowing privilege.