Hotspot Lending Policy
The Fountaindale Public Library District provides portable hotspots for checkout to serve the needs of the Library and the Fountaindale community. Use of the hotspot service is governed by the policy established by the Library Board of Trustees and any applicable rules or regulations adopted by the Library. The Executive Director as the executor of the policy for the Board of Trustees has discretion in determining what use is “in the best interest of the Library” and is authorized to act accordingly, including limiting the use of the hotspot service by individuals whose activities interfere with library operations, adversely affect public safety, or cause public disturbances. The Board of Trustees may modify, amend or supplement this policy, as it deems necessary and appropriate.
LIMITS OF USE
The library is not responsible for sites patrons encounter on the web while using these hotspots. Parents or guardians of minors assume responsibility of a minor’s use of these devices.
The library is not responsible for any consequences incurred when patrons’ personal information is shared over the Internet.
Unlawful use of the Internet is prohibited and may result in removal of hotspot privileges and/or legal prosecution. Illegal acts that involve the library’s devices are subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
If the hotspot is not returned, its wireless service will be discontinued. The hotspot will be unusable, and the cardholder will be charged for all replacement costs, including but not limited to any service fees.
Cardholders assume responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event that the hotspot and/or its accessories are lost, stolen, or damaged.
GUIDELINES FOR HOTSPOT ACCESS
Signal strength may vary by location and the library cannot guarantee connectivity.
The library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of the hotspot or from its connection to Internet services.
Cardholders are responsible for returning all hotspot equipment and accessories directly to library staff on time and in good condition. Hotspot equipment and accessories may not be returned to the library drive-up, automatic returns, or book drops.
FAILURE TO COMPLY
Library staff reserves the right to end hotspot privileges at any time.
APPEAL AND REVIEW
The Board of Trustees of the Fountaindale Public Library District will review the Hotspot policy and regulations periodically and reserves the right to amend them at any time. The Board authorizes the Executive Director to waive regulations under appropriate circumstances. The Executive Director is the chief person empowered to make decisions regarding the availability and use of the hotspots. The Executive Director has delegated authority to approve hotspot lending usage to the Adult and Teen Services Department staff.
Any appeals for changes to, or exceptions to, any portion of the Hotpot policy will be considered. An individual wishing to file an appeal shall submit it to the Executive Director in writing. The Executive Director will respond in writing.