Pick Up Your Hotspot at Our Maker[Space]Ship

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 7:14 PM
MakerSpaceShip with superimposed Wi-Fi icon.

The San José Public Library (SJPL) is excited to announce that starting Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, our Maker[Space]Ship will be used to provide mobile hotspot checkouts to neighborhoods across the City.

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Landing Spot Schedule

See the upcoming schedule for when the Maker[Space]Ship is landing in your neighborhood to loan Wi-Fi hotspots.

Through the City of San Jose’s SJ Access initiative, SJPL has been working hard to bridge the digital divide by making laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout. With thousands of people moving towards remote work, virtual learning, tele-health, and employment help online, we understand reliable high-speed internet connectivity is even more important than ever.

The Library is following the current County health and safety guidelines under the purple tier. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, we will have a partition at our sign-up table for visitors checking out a hotspot device or signing up for a library card. Visitors and staff are also required to wear a mask and must practice social distancing at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I get my hotspot from the Maker[Space]Ship?

We blast off starting October 28, 2020 through the end of the year.

How long can I check out a hotspot?

High-speed AT&T hotspots will be available for a 90-day checkout period, with the option of a 30-day renewal.

What do I need to bring?

  • A mask to help us practice social distancing and follow health guidelines.
  • An active SJPL library card.
    • Don't have a library card? Don't worry! SJPL staff can issue library cards on the spot, allowing anyone to checkout these hotspot devices. All you need is an ID card.

Stay Informed

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Additional Resources

Maker[Space]Ship, book cover


A custom-built, state-of-the-art, mobile makerspace providing hands-on programming, empowering people through making and STEAM learning.

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Wi-Fi Hotspots

The library is providing portable Wi-Fi hotspots to schools and library customers to connect their mobile devices to the Internet.

SJ Access, book cover

SJ Access

SJ Access is a City of San José initiative to provide residents and students access to all things digital: internet, free Wi-Fi, and digital literacy programs and opportunities.

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