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Mobile Hotspots

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Using a mobile hotspot, you can connect up to 15 devices to free Wi-Fi from the comfort of your home. Users may borrow one device per account, and you must be 13 or older to borrow these devices.

Instructions will be provided with each device. Need help? Download a user manual PDF, or read more about connect the device to a hotspot and powering on/off.

Reserve a Mobile Hotspot

Tablets for Students

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Tablets provide access to apps and also function as a hotspot. You can connect up to three devices to free Wi-Fi. Tablets may only be borrowed by users ages 10 through 19, and users may borrow one device per account.

Tablets can be picked up at any of our Sidewalk Service locations.

Instructions will be provided with each device. Need help? Download a user manual PDF, or read more about enabling a hotspot and clearing browsing history.

Reserve a Tablet

Returning a Device

All devices are borrowed for three weeks and can be renewed up to three times as long as there are no holds. Data will be turned off on overdue devices.

Devices must be returned in person and may be returned to any Pratt Library branch. Please make a Sidewalk Service appointment to return the device.

Lost mobile hotspots cost $15 and tablets cost $100. Once returned, fees will be removed for long overdue devices. Damaged devices and missing parts will be charged accordingly. Missing or damaged USB cables and adapters cost $4 each.

The library is not responsible for data uploaded or downloaded to the tablets. All data will be cleared from the tablet upon return.

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Downloads & Streaming Media


Use your Pratt Library card to find eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, movies, and more for your PC, smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices.

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Sidewalk Service


Sidewalk Service is a contact-free way to check out and pick-up books and other materials from the Pratt Library.