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MPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs

Don’t have Internet access at home? Borrow a WiFi hotspot!

MPL loans free WiFi hotspots to enable individuals and families to take home the digital resources they need. Looking to job hunt after library hours, or get homework help? Let us help you get connected!

To reserve a device, please click here. See eligibility details and program information below.

MPL Connect

Rules & Eligibility

• Patron must be 18 years of age or older.

• Patron must have a valid Montclair Public Library card. A valid card is one that has less than $10 in fines. WiFi hotspots will only be checked out on the library card for which the reservation was made.

• Only one WiFi hotspot per household will be loaned.

• Patron must not have internet access at home.

Loan Period

WiFi hotspots may be borrowed for up to 3 months with no renewals. Upon return of a WiFi hotspot, a cardholder may not borrow another WiFi hotspot for 30 days.

Terms & Conditions

• WiFi hotspots returned late incur a fee of $5 per day, not to exceed the total replacement cost of $75.

• WiFi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if the WiFi hotspot is not returned on the due date.

• MPL reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.

• The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the WiFi hotspot, connection of the WiFi hotspot to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of WiFi hotspot.

• The patron is responsible for damage, loss or theft of WiFi hotspot and all of its components, resulting in a replacement fee of $75. Replacement fee for the power cord alone is $10.

MPL Connect Kids

Rules & Eligibility

• Patron must be 18 years of age or older and have a school-aged child or children at home.

• Patron must have a valid Montclair Public Library card. A valid card is one that has less than $10 in fines. WiFi hotspots will only be checked out on the library card for which the reservation was made.

• Only one WiFi hotspot per household will be loaned.

• Patron must not have internet access at home.

Loan Period

WiFi hotspots may be borrowed during the following periods: January 3 – April 24, April 25 – June 30, July 1 – August 31 (if the child is enrolled in an educational program during this time), and September 1 – December 30. Upon return of a WiFi hotspot, a cardholder may not borrow another WiFi hotspot for 10 days.

Terms & Conditions

• WiFi hotspots returned late incur a fee of $5 per day, not to exceed the total replacement cost of $75.

• WiFi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if it is not returned on the due date.

• MPL reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.

• The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the WiFi hotspot, connection of the WiFi hotspot to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from usage.

• The patron is responsible for damage, loss or theft of WiFi hotspot and its components, resulting in a replacement fee of $75. Replacement fee for the power cord alone is $10.

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