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Lendable Technology2021-02-22T12:46:08-05:00

Need access to a computer or wifi?
Check one out @ Calvert Library

A WiFi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the internet. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go. Calvert Library offers mobile hotspots on two networks. Check out a mobile hotspot with your library card.

librarian using a Chromebook and mobile hot spot

Sprint Mobile Beacon hotspots provide unlimited data.

SPRINT COVERAGE MAP
CHECKOUT A MOBILE BEACON SPRINT HOTSPOT

Kajeet hotspots provide limited data on the Verizon network.

VERIZON COVERAGE MAP
CHECKOUT A KAJEET VERIZON HOTSPOT

 

Chromebooks are secure, compact, simplified laptops that, when connected to the internet, give users the ability to complete a variety of tasks – job applications, schoolwork, or browsing the web.

CHECKOUT A CHROMEBOOK OR CHROMEBOOK/HOTSPOT KIT

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Are the hotspots filtered?2021-02-01T17:32:36-05:00

Internet access via the hotspots is filtered to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

What if the mobile signal doesn’t reach my home or area where I want to use it?2021-02-01T17:31:53-05:00

Chromebooks work with any internet connection.

The hotspots are location-dependent and will only work if the network’s signalreaches the area. We can make no guarantees of connectivity. You may wish toconsult the network coverage maps, but please note that the coverage map does notguarantee coverage. Other factors limit a connection in certain areas that wouldappear to have coverage based on the map.

How much does it cost to replace the hotspot if lost or damaged?2021-02-01T17:30:45-05:00

Chromebook $300
Charger $20
Hotspot $100
Hotspot Charger $10
Case $30

Are there overdue fines?2021-02-01T17:30:17-05:00

There are no overdue fines for Chromebooks or Chromebook/hotspot bundles.

If a bundle is overdue, the Chromebook will be suspended, and the Chromebook willnot work. If a bundle is overdue, hotspot data will be suspended, and the hotspot willnot work.

If a Chromebook or Chromebook/hotspot bundle is more than 45 days overdue, youraccount will be billed for the Chromebook or Chromebook/hotspot bundle.

Are there data limits?2021-02-01T17:29:21-05:00

This information only applies to Chromebooks that circulate bundled with hotspots.Mobile Beacon hotspots use the T-Mobile & Sprint network and have no data limits.If the device is overdue, the data will be turned off.

How long is the checkout period?2021-02-01T17:28:35-05:00

The checkout period is 21 days. As long as there are no holds, Chromebooks andChromebook hotspot bundles are renewable up to four times for three weeks perrenewal.

What do I need to checkout a Chromebook or a Chromebook/hotspot bundle?2021-02-01T17:28:02-05:00

You need to be 16 years old or older, with a valid library card in good standing.Customers can checkout one Chromebook or Chromebook/hotspot bundle perlibrary card.

Are the hotspots filtered?2021-02-01T16:30:54-05:00

The hotspots are filtered to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

What if the Verizon or Sprint signal doesn’t reach my home or area?2021-02-01T16:30:29-05:00

The hotspots are location dependent and will only work if the network’s signal reaches the area. We can make no guarantees of connectivity. You may wish to consult the network coverage maps, but please note that the coverage map DOES NOT guarantee coverage. There could be other factors that limit a connection in certain areas that would appear to have coverage based on the map.

How much does it cost to replace the hotspot if lost or damaged?2021-02-01T16:30:09-05:00

The charge for the entire kit is $120.
Individual lost/damaged items are priced as follows:
Hotspot: $100
Charger: $10
Case: $10

Are there overdue fines?2021-02-01T16:29:44-05:00

There are no overdue fines for hotspots. If the hotspot is overdue, data will be suspended and the device will not work. If the device is more than 45 days overdue, your account will be billed the cost of the hotspot ($120).

Are there data limits?2021-02-01T16:29:21-05:00

Kajeet Verizon hotspots have a daily data limit.  You can monitor your daily data usage at kajeet.com/status.

Mobile Beacon Sprint hotspots have no data limits.

If the device is overdue the data will be turned off.

How long is the checkout period?2021-02-01T16:28:57-05:00

The checkout period is 21 days. Hotspots are eligible for automatic renewal.

What do I need to check out a hotspot?2021-02-01T16:28:28-05:00

You need to be 16 years old or older, with a valid library card in good standing. One hotspot per library card.

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