Wifi & Hotspot Access

Free Internet

Free wireless internet is available at all of our library branches and can be accessed on personal laptops, tablets, or other devices that are equipped with wireless network capabilities. 

Wireless Extenders

Additionally, wireless signals can be utilized up to 1,000 feet outside all Library locations, including Bookmobile community stops, for up to 250 devices. Simply drive or walk to a Delaware Library location and connect any wireless-enabled device from the comfort of your car or a nearby bench. No password is needed.

Borrow the Internet

Patrons are also able to check out and take home a mobile hotspot just as easily as they would a book or DVD. The hotspots will provide internet access to users in any location with a cell signal. Mobile hotspots are small, portable devices that provide wireless internet access for any device that can connect to a wireless signal, such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or gaming device. Mobile hotspots typically use mobile broadband service from cellular providers for 3G or 4G Internet access. Use them on your vacation, for your next conference presentation, or to temporarily add wireless connectivity to a home that does not have it. Hotspots will offer unlimited data usage. They may not be renewed, and there are no late fees on them. However, once the loan period is up, the device will be deactivated and the full replacement cost of the hotspot, the cords, and the case will be billed to the patron’s account. Upon return of the device, the charge will be removed.

View the full lending policy here.

Take home a hotspot or Chromebook bundle

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Chromebook Bundle

Students with their own juvenile DCDL library card in good standing may check out a Chromebook Bundle, which includes a wi-fi enabled Google Chromebook and all applicable charging cords. One bundle may be checked out per card and remain on loan for a period of two weeks. Privacy and browsing restrictions follow the same of the students’ home school district. For example, if a Buckeye Valley student checked out the bundle and logged on with their Google student access, all of their apps and other standard features would show.

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Mobile Hotspot

Patrons must be 18 years of age or older to check out a hotspot, with a valid DCDL library card in good standing. Hotspots may be checked out for two weeks with no renewals. The hotspot can provide internet access for up to 10 devices. 

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.