Mobile Hotspot Lending

About Mobile Hotspots:

  • portable devices that use cell towers to provide internet access wherever you are
  • generally can connect up to 10 computing devices at a time

About Our Mobile Hotspots, The Coolpad Surf (pictured at right):

  • should work anywhere there is Sprint coverage in the U.S.A. 
  • up to 6.4 hours of usage time per charge
  • a full charge will take up to 2.5 hours 

Our Rules For Borrowing Mobile Hotspots: 

  • for the majority of our hotspots, you must be a Zelienople Area Public Library (ZAPL) cardholder in good standing (no late fees or fines) to be able to borrow them
  • another hotspot is available to any patron who has a library card from one of our partner libraries in Butler County and also is in good standing with our library system
  • the loan period is for 7 days 
  • these devices are not able to be put on hold or renewed
  • mobile hotspots MUST be returned to ZAPL; patrons who return them to other libraries will get a fine for doing so
  • fees will accrue daily for late returns; fines will be applied for damaged units; and a replacement fee will be required for lost devices
  • limit one device per household at a time
  • wireless service will be discontinued on any device that is not returned on time
  • during times when the library is closed but still offering curbside services, please call the library to discuss arrangements for pickup and returning. Call 724-452-9330. If possible, please check the online catalog first as pertains to hotspot availability…

Checking the Availability of the Mobile Hotspots: 

  • Navigate to the online catalog at
  • Use the search terms:    “coolpad surf”
  • If need be, use the filter options to the left of that site to limit the location results to only ‘Zelienople Area’; at the time of this writing (12/2020), this will not be necessary.