The White Plains Public Library is now offering patrons the ability to check out mobile hotspots. The Library hotspot lending program provides access to unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere Sprint provides data coverage. 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.
Hotspots are available to White Plains Public Library cardholders for a 7 day loan period. Reserve a hotspot now!
Hotspots must be picked up at and returned to the Hub desk.
How to Turn on the Hotspot
To turn on the hotspot, press and hold the power button on the front of the device until you see Welcome appear on the display. It may take up to 30 seconds for the hotspot to be ready for use.
How to Charge the Hotspot
Insert the small end of the USB charging cable into the micro-USB charging port on the side of the hotspot and plug the charging adapter into a standard AC power outlet.
How to Connect to the Hotspot
Make sure that wifi is enabled on your device. Go to the list of available wireless networks and connect to WhiFi-01 (or –02, -03, etc). Enter the password that appears on the yellow label on the underside of the hotspot.
Note: You can also view the network name and the password on the hotspot’s display by pressing (but not holding) the power button. Pressing it each time will cause it to cycle through the following screens:
- signal strength and battery status
- wifi network name
- wifi password
- data usage (no need to worry about this–data usage is unlimited)
How to Turn Off the Hotspot
To turn off the hotspot, press and hold the power button on the front of the device until you see
Goodbye appear on the display.