Circulating Mobile Hotspots!

image of the Coolpad Surf hotspot
Coolpad Surf Hotspot
button to reserve a hotspot

Yes, you can borrow the Internet.

Seymour Library now offers circulating mobile hotspots! Hotspot Internet service is provided by Mobile Beacon and the Sprint network with unlimited data at 4 GE LTE speeds. Up to 10 devices may be connected to the hotspot at once. Seymour Library has 5 circulating mobile hotspots at this time.

Check the coverage area to be sure the hotspot will work for you!

Eligibility

A hotspot may be checked out to any Cayuga County library patron 18 years or older with a library account in good standing.

Loan Period & Checkout

Hotspots are available on a first come, first served basis. Holds may be placed on the hotpots. The hotspot must be picked up at and returned to the library’s main circulation desk. Only one hotspot may be borrowed by a household at a time. Hotspots circulate for a one week (7 days) loan period. The hotspot may renew twice if no one is waiting.

Each hotspot circulates in its box with a micro USB cable, an AC charger (plug) with USB port, the Borrowing, Internet Use & Privacy Policies card, the Quick Start Guide card & the Health and Safety Guide.

Returns

Overdue hotspots will be charged $1.00 per day. Hotspots which reach the long overdue period of 30 days past the return date will be assumed lost and charged the replacement cost of $100. Hotspots are fragile and must be returned to the circulation desk and not placed in the book drop. Patrons will be responsible for any damages to the item caused if the hotspot is returned to the book drop.

Lost or Damaged

The charge for a lost hotspot is $100. The charge for a damaged hotspot will be determined by library management. A lost or damaged cord or charger will be charged at current market replacement cost.

Internet Use

Seymour Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for  personal information shared over the Internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe Internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe Internet practices. The following behaviors can result in suspension of hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution:

  • Viewing, displaying or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene
  • Use of the Internet in any way which violates federal, state or municipal laws

Privacy Policy

Your Internet usage is not tracked by the library or the service provider. The library does not have access to or collect specific usage data. The library does not provide patron information to the service provider. The only data about the hotspot program that the library collects is the:

  • Total amount of data transmitted and received by each device during a billing cycle
  • Anonymous circulation data related to checkouts of the hotspot devices

The Internet service provider for the hotspot program does not monitor or track the websites that hotspot users visit or the information that users submit (user names, passwords, credit card information, etc.)