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Hayner Library is pleased to announce that we now have laptops and hotspots available for check out at the Downtown Library and Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. Patrons aged eighteen and older can now check out a laptop or hotspot with a Hayner Library card. The funding for this program was made possible through the Illinois State Library’s Expanding Digital Inclusion: Transforming Library Services grant. 

  • Patrons must be Hayner Library cardholders in good standing (unexpired card and no outstanding fines over $5.00).
  • Patrons must have a card for a minimum of two weeks before a hotspot or laptop can be checked out.
  • Patrons must fill out a Library Electronic Device Agreement form when checking out a laptop or hotspot.
  • Laptops and hotspots may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed once if no other patrons are waiting.
  • Overdue fees are $5.00 per day, per device.
  • For security and privacy reasons, the laptops are programmed to delete any information saved to the computer each time the device is rebooted. Therefore, patrons must use their own flash drives to save all work.
  • Laptops and hotspots cannot be returned in the book drop; patrons must return the devices to the Hayner Library location from which they were checked out.
  • Patrons are responsible for returning the devices in working order and with all components intact. Patrons are responsible for replacement costs for any lost or damaged devices and components.
  • Patrons who return these items damaged, with missing parts, in the book drop, or late, may have their usage of these items temporarily or permanently revoked.
  • Hotspot service will be deactivated once a device is more than three days overdue; patrons will still be charged daily overdue fines for hotspots even after devices are deactivated and until the device is returned.