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Mobile Hotspot

What is a mobile hotspot?  


A mobile hotspot (sometimes called a portable hotspot) is a hotspot that’s just that—mobile! While a “regular” WiFi hotspot is tied to a physical location, a mobile hotspot can make a data connection to connect your laptop, phone, Ipad or other mobile device to the Internet. This process is called “tethering.”

When would a mobile hotspot be useful?

A mobile hotpot might be useful in the following situations:

-If you are running out of data on your phone or mobile device.

-If ou want to work from outside- in your yard, at a park etc. and you do not have a WiFi connection. 

-If you have multiple people using Wifi on their devices and your signal is weak or working slower then you like. 

-If you are going away on vacation and don't have Wifi.

-If the power goes out and your router is not working but you need a Wifi connection. 


Interested in checking out a Mobile Hotspot?



  • Adult Montvale residents with a valid library card in good standing may check out a single hotspot for two weeks (14 days).


  • HotSpots can be reserved by phone (201-391-5090), email ( or in person.


  • There are no renewals. You will be charged $5.00 for each day that the hotspot is late. After three days, service to the hotspot will be cut off.


  • If the device, cable or adapter are lost or damaged, you will be charged the full replacement cost ($62.00) of the device.


  • The HotSpot must be returned, in-person, to the circulation desk. Do not put the HotSpot into the Book Drop or return it to another library.

If you are interested in checking out a
mobile hotspot, please see a a member of our staff for assistance. 

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