Borrow Devices

Now delivering: Mobile hotspots by mail! Plus, Oak Park cardholders can check out laptops, Chromebooks, iPad Mini 2 devices, and an LCD projector to take with you. Find out how to get started below.

Now Delivering Mobile WiFi Hot Spots

Device checkout options for Oak Park cardholders

  1. Mobile hotspots can be mailed to your Oak Park address or picked up from our new secure lockers in the Main Library Lobby.
  2. Laptops, Chromebooks, iPad Mini 2 devices, and an LCD projector can be picked up from our new secure lockers in the Main Library Lobby.

How it works

1. Mobile hotspots can be mailed to your Oak Park address

Our mobile WiFi hotspots are devices that can connect WiFi-enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops to the internet from any location within Sprint’s 4G or T-Mobile coverage areas. One hotspot connects up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices to the internet, and a fully charged device lasts about six hours.

  1. Place a hold on a mobile hotspot through the catalog »
  2. Or contact us online or by calling 708.383.8200 and library staff will assist you.
  3. Then complete the Device Checkout Agreement Form, which includes more details about loan limits, returns, and replacement costs.
  4. We will email or call you to verify your mailing address before we mail you an available hotspot.
  5. If you would prefer to pick up your hotspot, let us know. We will email or call you to let you know how to use a secure locker in the Main Library Lobby to pick up your hotspot.
  6. Devices can be checked out for 3 weeks, and renewals are possible.

Need help getting started or troubleshooting an issue with a mobile hotspot? Check out our three-part Tech Tips series with step-by-step instructions and videos »

2. Laptops, Chromebooks, iPad Mini 2 devices, LCD projector can be picked up

  1. Place a hold through the catalog on:
  2. Or contact us online or call 708.383.8200 and library staff will assist you.
  3. Then complete the Device Checkout Agreement Form, which includes more details about loan limits, returns, and replacement costs.
  4. We will email or call you to let you know how to use a secure locker in the Main Library Lobby to pick up your device.
  5. Chromebooks, laptops, and iPad Mini 2 devices can be checked out for 3 weeks, and renewals are possible. The LCD projector can be checked out for 1 week, with no renewals.

Making more technology available for borrowing

The increase in the number of devices we are able to lend out to the community comes in part from the generous support of the T. Kendall Hunt Family Foundation. The foundation enabled a grant-funded purchase of new Chromebooks and mobile hotspots with the goal of helping support more digital equity in our community.

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