Community Connect grant provides access to the internet at home.  Capital one and American Library Association Logo
The Community Connect Grant provides access to the internet at home.

The Alfred Box of Books Library was selected as one of 20 U.S. libraries to participate in Community Connect: Digital Access at Home, a project of both the American Library Association (ALA) and Capital one. This grant provides us with 5 mobile wireless hotspots to lend to the community.

  • Patrons must be 18 years of age or older to borrow a wireless hotspot.
  • Library card must be in good standing (i.e., not blocked due to unpaid fines).
  • Loan period is 7 days with 1 renewal (14 days total).
  • Local cardholders can place holds on a hotspot. Patrons will have 48 hours to check out the hotspot, after which time the hotspot will no longer be held for the patron and will be returned to circulation.
  • Once the hotspot becomes overdue, it will be deactivated.
  • Fines will accrue at $5.00 per day up to the maximum replacement cost of the hotspot.
  • DO NOT return the hotspot to the book drop. This will result in a $25.00 fine.
  • Borrowing the hotspot, the patron agrees to abide by the library’s policies and rules, including the Computer Use and Internet Agreement Policy
  • A returned hotspot must remain available in the library for 48 hours before patron or someone in patron’s household may check it out again.
  • Patron is responsible for the full replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged device. Failure to pay the replacement cost will result in the loss of all borrowing privileges.
  • Two (2) late returns will result in the loss of mobile hotspot borrowing privileges.
  • Hotspots are limited to 1 per household. Hotspots can support multiple devices.
  • Patron must sign the borrowing agreement.

You can read the full Mobile Wireless Hotspot Lending Policy below.