Check Out a Hotspot



Nevada County Community Library cardholders can access free, unlimited internet within the United States where a T-Mobile or Verizon Signal is available through our Wi-Fi hotspot lending program.

Portable hotspots allow library cardholders who do not have home internet access to easily get online using a Wi-Fi enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. Hotspots are available to check out from select Nevada County Community Libraries, just like a book or DVD.


  • Patrons may place a hold and checkout 1 hotspot at a time.
  • Hotspots may be returned to the library book drop.
  • Hotspots are available at the Bear River, Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, Penn Valley and Truckee branches.
  • The loan period for hotspots is 14 days.
  • Hotspots are renewable if no one else has a hold on the item.
  • Up to 10 devices can be connected to a hotspot at the same time.
  • Simple instructions are included with each hotspot.
  • Contact the library if parts of the kit are lost or damaged.
  • Hotspots that are overdue will be disabled remotely.
  • Hotspots can be found in the catalog using the search term: "hotspot".

Request a Hotspot