T-Mobile HotSpots

  • T-Mobile HotSpots are available to check out at the Main Library in Rock Hill, all York County Library branches, and the Bookmobile.​

  • HotSpots connect to available T-Mobile towers and cover York County very well, with the exception of the far west side (Hickory Grove, Hopewell, Sharon, etc.).

  • Up to 5 devices can be connected to the HotSpot.

  • Each HotSpot is assigned a unique SSID number that the user will pick from the list of available Wi-Fi connections to connect to the network.

  • HotSpots are filtered and will block websites that feature frequent or intense graphic violence, sexual content, profanity, and cash gambling.

  • HotSpots are not recommended for applications such as high-bandwidth media streaming or online gaming

Connecting Your Wi-Fi Device to the Mobile HotSpot

  • Press and hold the left side of the “Power” key for 3 seconds. All icons will illuminate blue. Coolpad device: Hold the silver “Power” key for 3 seconds. All icons will illuminate green. The first two icons will remain illuminated when ready to connect.

  • On your Wi-Fi enabled device, search for the available Wi-Fi networks and select network name (SSID) located on label on back panel of your mobile HotSpot. Note: Wi-Fi name (SSID) and Wi-Fi password are located on the label on the back cover of the device.

  • Enter password located on label on back panel and click OK.

For full usage guidelines, review the complete Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Loan Policy

  • HotSpots may be checked out by any York County resident 18 years old or older with a YCL library card. Patrons must be in good standing with the library and have no fines above $10.00 on their account.

  • HotSpots may be checked out for two weeks with no renewals; checkout is limited to one family at a time.

  • HotSpots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Holds expire after 7 days.

Check Out

  • Each HotSpot comes inside a plastic utility case with one power adaptor, one USB cable, guidelines, and instructions.

  • Patrons are required to sign a HotSpot Usage Agreement at check out.

  • HotSpots must be returned inside the branch from where they were checked out and may not be placed in a book drop. Upon returning, they cannot be checked out again by the cardholder for a period of 24 hours.

Fines and Liability

  • HotSpots will be deactivated within 24 hours of the due date, after which a fine of $5.00 per day will be charged for late returns, up to a maximum accrual of $110.

Replacement Costs (Items may not be replaced by substitutes.)