The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan 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 K-12 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 loan Program, you must register* for and attend an orientation session. In addition, you must meet the following requirements:


Adult library cardholder (18+) that does not have Internet access at home

Have a child in NYC public school

Have a valid library card** with less than $15 in fines

Have no Internet access at home

Agree to participate in surveys and other outcome based evaluations

Agree to the online Library HotSpot Loan Agreement

*We have a limited number of HotSpot devices and you will need to register early to guarantee a device.


** If your library account was sent to Collections, you must pay your fine in full and wait 24 hours to validate your card.


The mobile hotspot can be checked out on a patron’s account until July 5, 2017.  The cost to replace the Library Hotspot device is $100.00. The cost to replace the charger is $10.00. The late fee for each day the Library Hotspot is overdue is $1.00 per day.

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