wi-fi hotspots

What is a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot?

A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that you can take with you to access the internet from wherever you are. Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots connect to cellular data the same where a smart phone does to create a secure and reliable internet connection for devices that need one.

What Libraries are Offering Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots?

Contact your local library to find out if they are offering Hot Spots. If not, any Massachusetts resident is eligible to borrow a state funded hot spot from any library that is offering one.

What can I do with a Mobile Hotspot?

Wi-Fi hotspots allow for:

  • Telehealth visits
  • Job searches
  • Online classes
  • Homework research
  • Video calls with friends and family

And anything else you need a reliable internet connection for.

Who can Borrow a Hotspot?

Adults that are Massachusetts residents with a library card from a Massachusetts library in good standing can borrow a hot spot from any library offering one.

Does it cost anything for me to use one?

Like all things that are borrowed from the library, mobile hotspots are free to those who take them out to use.

Not sure a hotspot will work in your area? Check the T-Mobile Coverage Map

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The hotspot program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library with funding from American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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