Dartmouth Library Offering Portable Internet HotSpots to Patrons
If you don't have internet access, the Southworth Library in Dartmouth is prepared to bring the internet to you.
The library has just added three T-Mobile HotSpots that patrons can borrow from the circulation desk just as they would a book.
The HotSpot is a portable device that creates a local Wi-Fi network, allowing users to access the internet through their phones or computers.
Dartmouth's Director of Libraries, Lynn Antunes, says the devices seem to work well. "I tested them out using my cell phone and they deliver a pretty strong signal. Up to ten devices can be using that one HotSpot at one time," says Antunes. Each
HotSpot can be checked out for a two-week period, and can be renewed if there is no waiting list. To borrow a HotSpot, patrons must be at least 18 years old with a valid Dartmouth library card. There are fees if the devices are returned late or not at all.