Mobile Hotspot Policy/User Agreement

    Lincoln Public Library’s Mobile Hotspot
    Policy/User Agreement


    Mobile hotspots are available for adults with a valid Ocean State Libraries card in good standing (no fees over $10) and a valid photo ID.

    Patrons must sign a user agreement and make a $20.00 cash deposit at the library when checking out the Hotspot. The deposit will be refunded to the borrower when the Hotspot is returned in working condition. Any late fines incurred during this time will be deducted from the deposit.

    Hotspots may be checked out for 2 weeks and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No renewals. One use per household per 60 days. There is a $5 per day late fee. Hotspots must be returned inside the library. They cannot be returned in the book drop. (If they are found inside the book drop, the user will be charged a $25 fine.) Hotspots may be checked out up to 1 half hour before library closing. Hotspots need to be returned 1 half hour prior to closing in order to complete check-in.

    All components of the Hotspot must be present upon return for the library to consider the item checked in. Returned Hotspots will not be immediately available due to the need for maintenance.

    The following fines and fees apply:



    Lost, damaged, stolen hotspot. If stolen, borrower must submit a police report to the library.

    $80 replacement cost

    Lost or damaged power cord

    $15 replacement cost

    Battery missing or damaged

    $20 replacement cost

    If hotspot is not returned on time, service to the hotspot is suspended that day.


    • Service for the hotspots is available in the US anywhere within the T-Mobile coverage area.
    • The service is provided by the Lincoln Public Library. The device has service through


    Approved by the Board of Trustees September 27, 2016
    Amended December 5, 2017

    Amended April 24, 2018
    Amended September 24, 2019
    Amended August 10, 2021