Device and/or Mobile Hotspot - Checkout Policy and User Agreement

Please note: All new checkouts starting May 8th will have to sign the updated user agreement below.

San José Public Library members with an account in good standing may check out a tech device to use off-site for 3 weeks (with one auto-renewal of 1 week if no holds are on the device). Customers 17 years-old and under will need to be accompanied by an adult at the time of checkout. Tech devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To check out a device, Library customers agree to the following:

  • I understand that I may borrow only two Device and/or Hotspot at a time
  • I will immediately inspect the Device and/or Hotspot upon checkout and agree that it is good condition.
  • I agree to return the Device and/or Hotspot to the Library by the date due and hand it to a library staff member.
  • I agree to call and inform Library staff immediately if this equipment is damaged, lost, stolen, or malfunctioning.
  • I agree that a two-strike limit will be applied to my account if I fail to return the Device and/or Hotspot and accompanying equipment, if not returned by or before the day it is due
  • I agree that a two-strike limit will be applied to my account if any damage incurred to the Device and/or Hotspot through abuse, misuse, or operation contrary to the instructions supplied with the Device and/or Hotspot while it is in my care.
  • I understand that if I reach my two-strike limit, it will result in revoking borrowing privileges.
  • I understand it is my responsibility to log out of any applications and remove personal data from the Device prior to its return; all of my stored data will be erased upon check in at the Library.
  • The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expense resulting from use or misuse of the Device and/or Hotspot, connection of the Device and/or Hotspot to other electronic devices or hotspots, or data loss resulting from use of the Device and/or Hotspot. Any use of the Device and/or Hotspot for illegal purposes is strictly prohibited, including unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or creation and transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory, or obscene materials.
  • I will observe the policies specified in the San José Public Library’s Technology & Internet Policy. I have read these policies and I understand that violation of these policies may result in revocation of my library privileges.
  • A $50 lost fee will be assessed for device/hotspot not returned. The fee will be waived when both the device and/or hotspot are returned.

I have read and understand all of the statements listed above and I agree to abide by these terms and conditions of use.

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Please check any or all the boxes below that apply to your situation:
Printed Name*
Student Name
A Student Name is only needed when checking out a hotspot for a minor.
Acknowledgement of Terms & Conditions*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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