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Library HotSpot Lending Event


October 5, 2017

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The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services.


In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron lending event and be prepared to present your NYPL adult library card. In addition, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Have a child in NYC public school

  • Have a valid library card and be at least 18

  • Have less than $15 fines on your library card

  • Have no internet access at home


    The mobile HotSpot can be checked out on a patron’s account through the end of the school year. All devices are due back July 5. Please return the HotSpot, charger and box by July 5, 2018.


    The cost to replace the Library HotSpot device is $100. The late fee for each day the Library HotSpot is overdue is $1 per day.


    Maximum 20 HotSpots per event; pre-registration required.


Registration is full. Wait list space is available.