Hot Spot Lending

Parsons Public Library Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending Agreement

The Parsons Public Library (PPL) has established a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to provide students Pre-K-12th attending schools in Labette County with temporary and portable high-speed internet access at home.
By signing this Lending Agreement, the Student, and the Parent/Guardian are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this agreement.


In order to borrow a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot, you must meet the following guidelines:

 Must present proof of enrollment for the 2020-21 school year at a school in Labette County.
 Student must have a PPL library card and be in good standing with the library.
 Lending Agreement must be signed by both the student and parent/guardian.
 1 hotspot per household at a time. Up to 5 devices can be connected to a hotspot at the same time.
 The Library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.

Check-out/Renewal/Return/Replacement:

 Hotspots may be checked-out for 14-days.
 Overdue Hotspots will be deactivated within 24 hours of the due date.
 Hotspots may not be renewed; after 24 hours, students may place another hold.
 Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk, and not placed in the indoor OR outdoor drop boxes. Any hotspots returned in the indoor OR outdoor drop boxes will result in a $25 charge and hotspot borrowing privileges suspended. [If the library is not open to the public, call the library for a staff member to meet you outside.]
 Each hotspot comes with simple instructions and tech support contact information.
 The replacement fees for lost or damaged hotspots are as follows:
 Hotspot Device - $65.00 each
 Hotspot Case - $10.00 each
 Wall Adapter - $10.00 each
 Power Cord - $10.00 each


Rules and Limitations:

 Hotspot cases include the following items: Hotspot device, case, charge cord, wall adapter, simple instructions and tech support contact information.
 I certify that my child does not have internet access in the home, and that the PPL Lending Hotspot program will be the sole source of my student’s in-home internet access. [A lack of home internet access means: a) no internet access in the home, or b) phone mobile data only available.]
 Under no circumstances will the Student and or guardian/parent, including their heirs use the hotspot or permit the hotspot be used in furtherance of any crime or fraud, accessing, viewing, or transmission of pornographic content, illegal or unauthorized accessing or use of data, bullying or harassment (including cyber-bullying), malicious internet activities (including hacking), or any unlawful activities of any kind.
 Any violation of the terms or conditions set forth or referenced in this document may result in the possession or use of the hotspot being restricted, suspended, or terminated, with or without prior notice, at the sole discretion of PPL
 PPL assumes no liability for any material accessed on the Wi-Fi hotspot. Student and guardian/parent, including their heirs and assigns, agree that they will release, forever discharge, indemnify, defend, and hold PPL harmless from any and all claims arising from the Student’s or Parent’s use, misuse, or possession of the mobile hotspot issued to the Student pursuant to this Agreement including but not limited to any and all damages whatsoever kind or nature.
 The Mobile Hotspot should be kept in a temperature controlled environment; DO NOT leave the mobile hotspot it in your car. Do not expose the hotspot to moisture, open flames, or abrasives (i.e. sand). Do not drop hotspot.
 Do not leave the Hotspot plugged in. Once it is fully charged, unplug it and let the battery run down before charging again. Please return the Hotspot fully charged.
 The patron is responsible for costs associated with loss, theft, or damage of the Mobile Hotspot and/or peripherals. If this does occur, the student and or guardian/parent agree to contact the library immediately.
 Abuse of the Mobile Hotspot program will result in a loss of borrowing privileges.
 The Student and guardian/parent may not make any alterations to hardware, or software of the mobile hotspot.