WiFi2Go

WiFi2Go with person on a cellphone and computers

Alachua County residents can check out mobile Wi-Fi hotspots starting April 1, 2021. Library cardholders can check out hotspots to connect to the Internet on computers, smartphones, and other devices. Up to five devices can connect to the hotspot at one time and there are no data plan fees or data limits. Service is dependent on the availability of the T-Mobile network where the hotspot is being used.

Mobile hotspots can be reserved in our online catalog. Hotspots check out for seven days and can be returned to any library branch. 

This service is generously supported by the Alachua County Library District Foundation

Who can check out a hotspot?

Alachua County residents with a library card in good standing. Student Library Cardholders cannot check out a hotspot. 

Cardholders with no more than five overdue items or $50 in charges are in good standing. 

How long can I keep the hotspot?
Hotspots may be checked out for seven days. Hotspots will renew if there are no holds.

How can I put a hotspot on hold?

Put a hotspot on hold using our online catalog by searching for "wifi2go" or by calling your library branch

Where should I return the hotspot?

Hotspots may be returned to any Alachua County Library District branch or book drop.

How many hotspots can a person check out?

One hotspot per library card.

What if the hotspot is not working?

Make sure the hotspot is fully charged. If you cannot connect to the Internet, check the hotspot’s display for the availability of cellular data service. If the display is dark, press the power button once quickly to wake it. Check the signal strength indicator in the upper-left corner of the screen. 

If you have any questions about the operation of the hotspot, call the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3950 during operating hours

What if I lose it?

You are responsible for costs associated with the loss or damage of the hotspot, micro-USB charger, case, and Quick Start Guide, up to $85 total. 

Overdue hotspots will be deactivated after 24 hours. Overdue hotspots will be marked as lost after 30 days and you will be charged up to $85 for the replacement cost of the device and materials.

How many hotspots can I put on hold?

One per library card.

Can Student Library Cards check out a hotspot?

No.

How to Check Out WiFi2Go

 

Using Computers at the Library

All Library branches have computer workstations available for public use, including PCs with Internet access or with restricted access to selected Library databases and websites. Some computers have software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Some locations offer other types of computers, such as laptops for in-library use, Express PCs for short Internet sessions, PC workstations designed for children, and eGovernment PCs, used to apply for unemployment or other government assistance.

Contact your local branch for information about availability. Most computers require a library card for access. Read about library cards, and how to apply for one.

All Library locations offer free WiFi. Visit the Library with your laptop, netbook, smartphone or other wireless-enabled device, and you can access the Internet. Just look for "Library_Hotspot" in your network or WiFi settings.

Print at the library:

Please note that copiers and printers accept silver change and $1 or $5 bills, but no Credit Cards. We are not able to provide change.