WiFi Hotspots

About RCPL Hotspots

RCPL makes it easy to get online with a hotspot, available at all locations. If you are a library card holding resident of Roanoke County, you can check out a hotspot for free. Hotspots can be used to connect your tablet, laptop, or other WiFi enabled device to 4G LTE networks. RCPL hotspots can be borrowed for 28 days.

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Rules of Use

Hotspots may be borrowed by RCPL patrons aged 18 and older who live within Roanoke County and have a library card in good standing. One hotspot may be checked out per library card at a time.

Please return the hotspot to the library service desk or via curbside/drive thru, during open hours.

Hotspots will deactivate if not returned on the due date.


Hotspots are free to borrow and borrowers will be liable to pay for the unit if lost or damaged.

  • Overdue fines are $1.00/day
  • Lost hotspot charge is $100 + $5 processing fee
  • Lost cable/adapter charge is $15 + $5 processing fee 
  • Lost case charge is $16 + $5 processing fee 
  • Fees will be assessed for removing or damaging barcodes, rule cards, instruction booklets, etc.
WiFi Hotspots