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Wireless Hotspot Circulation Policy
The Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County has established a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to provide patrons in our community with high-speed internet access. With this program, students can use the Internet for help with homework and projects, employees can travel with reliable internet access to meetings and presentations, and patrons can have home access to the library’s digital resources such as our databases, digital magazines, e-Books and e-Audiobooks. Patrons will be able to take advantages of our Wi-Fi hotspot lending program if they are a resident of Calhoun County with a valid Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County card and government-issued photo identification.
The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.
Wi-Fi hotspots may be borrowed by Library card holders ages 18 and above with an established Library card in good standing (no fines or overdue materials). Patrons with accounts less than one year old must provide a $100 cash/credit card deposit which will be returned when the device is returned (less any overdue/damage fees). Checkout is limited to one per household at any given time. The Library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.
In order to borrow a hotspot, the patron’s Library card and government-issued photo identification must be presented to the Circulation Desk. At the time of check-out, a patron must complete an Wireless Hotspot Borrowing Agreement. Once a hotspot is checked out to a patron, it becomes the responsibility of that patron per the Wireless Hotspot Borrowing Agreement.
Hotspots may be borrowed for two weeks. They must be returned in person to a staff member at the Circulation Desk, and never to the indoor or outdoor book drops. Devices returned in a book drop will result in a $25 fine. If damage to the device is discovered by Library staff, these costs will be added to the patron’s account. The overdue cost for the item is $10.00 per day up to the full cost of the item ($100). Data will be turned off to the device the day after it is due. All components of the device must be returned to avoid overdue fees. If a hotspot is not returned the borrower will be charged a $100 replacement cost. If devices are not returned in a timely manner, civil and criminal action may be taken. If the borrower fails to pay the replacement cost for a lost device, they will be banned from the library.
Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all devices.
Approved by the Board 2/27/2018