Hotspot Lending & Circulation Policy

Wi-fi Hotspots

In order to support the Bigelow Free Public Library’s mission to fulfill the information needs of Clinton residents, the library circulates wi-fi hotspots.

  • A patron must be a resident of Clinton with an active CWMARS card in good standing.
  • Each hotspot circulates for two weeks and is not renewable.
  • Hotspots are limited to one per household, per month (30 days).
  • All hotspots must be returned to the front desk when the library is open, not the book drop or another library.
  • Hotspots are available for walk-in loans only.
  • A late hotspot will be disabled remotely the day after it is due, if it is not returned.
  • Fines of $5/day will accrue for a hotspot returned late. Repeat offenses may result in a loss of borrowing privileges.
  • A patron who damages or disables a hotspot will be charged $50.

The hotspot will be assessed by staff upon its return.

The Bigelow Free Public Library is not responsible for anything accessed by a patron using a borrowed hotspot. The library cannot guarantee quality of the wi-fi service.

Approved by the Board of Library Trustees 7/23/2019