Did you know that the Albert Lea Public Library has hotspots available to for our patrons to check out?

A hotspot is a small device that provides a wireless internet signal that devices that use to connect to the internet. Think of it as a compact, battery powered WiFi station. They are great for individuals who do not have WiFi in their home or when traveling.

To check out a hotspot, you need to have an active Albert Lea Public Library card with at least a six-month history. Library patrons can put their name on the waiting list (unless a device is available immediately) and will be notified when a device is available for pick up. When taking out a hotspot for the first time, you will need to sign an agreement and show a proof of address. Hotspots go out for three weeks and can be renewed once if no one is waiting.

Plan on taking a trip this summer? You can put your name on the reserves list and suspend your pickup date to coincide with your trip so you can access the internet from your car, your hotel room,

For more information, check out the page about hotspots or call, email or stop by the library.