Wi-fi Hotspot Lending 

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The Greater Sudbury Public Library is piloting a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program at the Main Library



Lending Guidelines

  • To check out a Wi-Fi hotspot, you must read, understand, and sign the Greater Sudbury Public Library Wi-Fi Hotspot Waiver and Lending Agreement.
  • Library staff reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time and/or revoke Wi-Fi hotspot use as needed.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots can only be loaned to the card holder. Patrons cannot use another member's card to borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot, with the exception of linked accounts.
  • Staff can provide simple instructions and assistance. Written instructions for using the devices are available.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots and all borrowed accessories must be returned directly to a staff member, and not dropped off in book returns or left on counters.
  • At this time, devices must be picked up and dropped off at the Main Library only. 
  • Due to the high demand, Wi-Fi hotspots must be picked up within 3 days of receiving a hold pickup notification. 

Who can borrow

  • You must have a Greater Sudbury Public Library card (Passport) in good standing to borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Minors (patrons under 18) may use their library card to check out a Wi-Fi hotspot provided the Guardian, to whose account they are linked, has an agreement on file giving that minor permission

Loan Period and Late Fees

 ItemLoan Period Renewals  HoldsLate FeesReplacement Cost 
Wifi Hotspots 7 DaysYes, if there are no holdsYes $0 / day*
$200 per device
$40 per case
*The internet service will be disabled on overdue devices.

Service Coverage

Service is available within Canada, on Bell Canada's cellular network.

Internet Usage Policy

The Library does not monitor, collect or store data about user's internet activity. All users must
abide by the Greater Sudbury Public Library's Internet Use Policy and understand there is no guarantee the hotspot Wi-Fi connection will be entirely private.


How to Use a Wi-Fi Hotspot (MiFi)

Follow these instructions to get started using a wireless hotspot.