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Hotspots

No internet at home? Going on a road trip? Grab a WiFi Hotspot!

You can check out a hotspot with your library card and have internet access for your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Hotspots have an extended check out period of 6 weeks. Call or stop by your local El Dorado County Library to check availability.

Please note:

  • The hotspots are fragile; take care not to drop the hotspot and make sure to unplug the device after it's fully charged.
  • Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the hotspot.
  • The hotspots have content filters in place and may restrict access to certain site, including streaming services.

FAQs

  1. To turn the hotspot on press and hold the power button for 5 seconds ( located on the right side of the screen). If the hotspot does not turn on you may need to charge it first.
  2. Use the MENU button (located on the top edge of the device) to navigate to "2.4GHz WIFI Info" or "5GHz WIFI Info" and select it using the power button. This will show the Verizon network you will connect your device to and the password. Note: passwords are case sensitive.
  3. From the device you wish to connect the hotspot to, go into the settings and select the hotspot's WiFi network and enter the password.
  4. Please turn the hotspot off when not in use. To turn the hotspot off press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.

WiFi hotspots are internet access points that allow your computer, smartphone or tablet to connect to a WiFi network.

Hotspots have an extended check out period of 6 weeks. Due to the longer check out period they cannot be renewed.

Currently the hotspots can not be placed on hold. Please call or stop by your local El Dorado County Library to check availability.

Please return the hotspot to the library service desk. Do not put them into the library's drop boxes.

Yes, overdue fines are $0.25 per day per item up to a maximum of $5 per item. The hotspot also will be turned off remotely 3 weeks after the due date, and the user will be charged for a lost item.

If the hotspot is not working properly contact your local El Dorado County Library. Please do not disassemble or attempt to repair the hotspot. You can bring the hotspot into the library you checked it out from if you need any assistance.

Note: The hotspots have content filters in place and may restrict access to certain sites, including streaming services.