Mobile Hotspots FAQ

Introducing Ridley Township Library’s Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

The ZTE hotspot provides simple access for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, smartphones, tablets, or laptops on the T-Mobile LTE network

Ridley Township Public Library is partnering with T-Mobile to offer mobile hotspots to our patrons for free during our pilot program.  The Library Hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a T-Mobile signal can be received.  Connect up to ten devices at a time, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.  Perfect for those who have no Internet access at home, are going on vacation, or taking their business on the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge to borrow a Hotspot? There is no charge during our pilot program which runs until the end of 2016.

What is the lending period for the Hotspot?

We currently offer a one week rental period with no renewals.

Who can reserve a Hotspot? Valid Delaware County Library System cardholders who are 18 years old or older and whose cards are in good standing (fines less than $20) may reserve a Hotspot.

Can I cancel my reservations? You can cancel your Ridley Township Public Library Hotspot reservation by calling the library at 610-583-0593.

Where do I pick up the Hotspot? You can pick up your Hotspot at the circulation desk in the upstairs library.

Do I need my library card to pick up the hotspot? Yes, you will need to present the library card (or other valid ID) that you used when reserving the Hotspot to pick it up.

Can I renew the hotspot I have checked out? We’re sorry that we cannot offer renewals on the Hotspots at this time.

What if I can’t pick up the hotspot until after the reservation date? You can cancel your Hotspot reservation. If you cannot pick up your reserved Hotspot, but don’t want to cancel your booking, please call the library on the first day of your reservation. If you choose to continue with your booking, please note that you will have one less day of total checkout time for the Hotspot.

What if I reserve a hotspot, but don’t check it out? If you do not notify the library that you cannot pick up on the day of your reservation or simply do not pick up your hotspot, you will forfeit your reservation. If after 2 days you do not pick up your reserved Hotspot your reservation will be forfeited.

Where do I return my hotspot? Return the Hotspot to the upstairs circulation desk or to the reference desk. DO NOT RETURN THE HOTSPOT BY USING THE BOOKDROPS! There is a $25 fine that will be charged to your card if the Hotspot is returned in the bookdrop.

What is the late fee or replacement fee? The late fee is $3 per day.  We charge $125: $70 for the cost of the unit, $50 for various parts, and a $5 processing fee for lost or damaged hotspots.

Will the hotspot work everywhere?

The Hotspot works wherever there is a T-Mobile cell signal which is just about everywhere, even out of the country!

Who do I contact if I have questions or a problem with the hotspot?

You can talk to a librarian by calling 610-583-0593 ext. 205.