Our Mobile Hotspots are an excellent tool for job-seekers, students and anyone without WiFi needing online information!
  • Free portable WiFi units
  • Unlimited data
  • 3-week check-outs (not renewable); 3-week check-outs for Mobile Library Branch (not renewable)
  • Must be 16+ years old and have a full-access library card (in good standing)
  • No overdue fines!
  • Mobile Hotspots are Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) filtered


All of our branches and our mobile library have a number of hotspots available for checkout.. You must check out and return the hotspot in-person to the same branch. Please do not return hotspots in the bookdrop.

You will be unable to check out a mobile hotspot with a Kids Card. However, you can register for a Standard library card (with any government-issued photo ID) and then a mobile hotspot can be checked out to you.

The charge for the entire kit is $120. Individual lost/damaged items are priced as follows:
Hotspot: $100
Charging Cable/Plug: $10
Case: $20

The mobile hotspot is location-dependent and will only work if the WiFi vendor’s signal reaches into the area. We can make no guarantees of connectivity.

The Mobile Hotspots are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maryland State Library.