Mobile hotspots are now available to borrow from the Terryville Public Library. A mobile WiFi hotspot allows you to wirelessly connect your mobile device/laptop/computer to the internet for research, networking, recreational use, and/or document or presentation production needs.
Click here to place a hold on one of the hotspot devices.
Mobile WiFi Hotspot Lending Policy
1.) Hotspots may be borrowed by residents 18 years and older with library cards in good standing. One hotspot per household. The hotspot kit includes: (1) hotspot, (2) charging cable, (3) wall adapter, (4) quick start instructions and (5) the zipper case. Hotspots may be reserved. If there are no pending reservations, one renewal is permitted per hotspot.
2.) Hotspot kits are available from the Reference Desk.
3.) One hotspot per household may be borrowed for a 14-day loan period and will be due by the close of regular library hours. If returned late, the device will no longer work/service will be disconnected.
4.) Fines for overdue hotspot kits are $5.00 per day. An “on time” return is defined as a hotspot kit that is returned prior to closing on the due date. Users who have, on three separate occasions, returned a hotspot kit late will be barred from borrowing the hotspots for a period of six-months.
5.) Hotspots must be returned in person to the Terryville Public Library unless other prior arrangements have been made with library staff. To ensure the safety of the equipment, DO NOT return the hotspot kit in the book drop or to another library. Doing so will be treated as an instance of a late return.
6.) The patron assumes full responsibility for the cost of replacement in the event the hotspot kit is damaged, lost, or stolen. The hotspot kit replacement cost is $100.00. The Library staff will assess each device upon return and, if necessary, charge the patron accordingly.
7.) The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expenses resulting from the use/misuse of the mobile WiFi hotspot.
Need help? Click here to view our “Quick Start Instructions” or call the Library at 860-582-3121 for assistance.
You may also access the Franklin T10 Hotspot User Manual here.
These hotspots use a cellular signal to generate the WiFi connection. Use this map to evaluate T-mobile service in your area.
Chromebooks are now available to borrow from the Terryville Public Library. Unlike most computers, Chromebooks do not run Windows. Instead they use the Chrome OS, which is similar to the Google Chrome web browser. This means you can do just about anything you’d normally do online: visit and read websites, check your e-mail, and watch videos. The Chromebook runs web apps instead of software programs used on other computers. For example, instead of Microsoft Office to create documents, you can use Google Docs and Google Drive to create and share files online.
Click here to place a hold on one of the Chromebooks.
1.) Chromebooks may be borrowed by residents 18 years and older with Terryville Public Library cards in good standing that can verify their identity with a valid photo ID.
2.) Chromebooks may be reserved. If there are no pending reservations, one renewal is permitted.
3.) One Chromebook may be borrowed per household at one time.
4.) Chromebooks are available from the Reference Desk.
5.) The Chromebook kit includes: (1) ASUS 15.6” Chromebook, (2) Charging Cable, (3) Quick Start Instructions and (4) Waterproof Zipper Case.
6.) The loan period is fourteen (14) days.
7.) Chromebooks must be returned in person to the Terryville Public Library unless other prior arrangements have been made with library staff. Patrons are encouraged to wait until the Chromebook kit is checked in by a staff member at the Circulation Desk. To ensure the safety of the equipment – DO NOT return the Chromebook and accessories in the book drop or to another library. Doing so will be treated as an instance of a late return and may result in billable device damage.
8.) Fines for overdue Chromebooks are $5.00 per day, not counting the days the library is closed. An “on-time” return is defined as a Chromebook that is returned to a library staff member prior to closing on the due date. Users who have, on three separate occasions, returned a Chromebook late will be barred from borrowing the devices for a period of six-months.
9.) Patrons shall not alter the Chromebook in any way, including (but not limited to) altering the settings of the device, adding programs to the device, or placing stickers or markings on the device, etc. The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expenses resulting from the use or misuse of a borrowed device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of the device.
10.) Any use of a Chromebook for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any form, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.
11.) Patrons will immediately report any hardware or software problems to Library staff.
12.) The patron is responsible for damage to or loss of the Chromebook or accessories as a result of accident, theft, misuse or neglect. Lost or damaged Chromebooks and/or accessories will be charged up to the full replacement cost of $450. Library staff will assess each device upon return and, if necessary, charge the patron accordingly – Chromebook – $385, Charging Cable – $35, Zipper Case – $30.
13.) IMPORTANT – Files cannot be permanently saved to Chromebooks – all files are erased when the user logs off. Borrowers are responsible for saving files in an alternate way (i.e. cloud storage or USB drive).
Need help? Click here to view our “Chromebook Basics” or call the Library at 860-582-3121 for assistance.