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No Internet access at home? Would you like the convenience of home Internet access? Try the Internet to go! Portage County District Library is very excited to announce that it is now lending Mobile Hotspots. The hotspots are available to Portage County District Library cardholders 18 and older. They work in any area covered by the Verizon network, and can be used anywhere to create a wireless network. Up to 15 Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices can be connected at once so the whole family can use the same hotspot.
Portage County District Library has 40 Mobile Hotspots available to loan. The hotspots have to be checked out and returned to a Portage County District Library branch library. Branches are located in Aurora, Garrettsville, Randolph, Streetsboro and Windham. Mobile Hotspots can be borrowed for two weeks, but cannot be renewed. If a hotspot is not available, patrons can place a hold as they do for other library materials. Checking out a Mobile Hotspot from Portage County District Library is free, but overdue fees are $1.00 per day and service is suspended to overdue units.
Haven’t been able to access to our great digital services yet? Well, if you are checking out a Mobile Hotspot, you’ll now be able to enjoy access to free digital movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and magazines. Try all our OverDrive, hoopla, and Flipster digital services- you’ll be so happy that you did. OverDrive selections will automatically return when due- no late fees. With hoopla, you can stream titles instantly through a desktop browser or mobile app, or download titles to your device for off-line playback later. The hoopla service features a limit of 10 selections each month which automatically resets every month, and there’s no waiting- no holds list. Our Flipster digital magazine service has no loan periods or item limits at all, and features all your favorite magazine titles available to you digitally. And remember, accessing these digital services is free with your Portage County District Library card.
For more details about this new lending program, visit a Portage County District Library branch or go online at www.portagelibrary.org. Branch libraries and services include Aurora Memorial, Deerfield Computer Lab, Garrettsville, Outreach Services (includes Home Delivery, Library Express, and The Library Box at NEOMED’s NEW Center), Pierce Streetsboro, Randolph, and Windham. Connect with us on Facebook.