Fox River Valley Public Library District offers Student Hotspots for internet service

Posted1/5/2021 11:41 AM

One of the Fox River Valley Libraries' newest collections for 2021 is Student Hotspots. These Wi-Fi hotspots will be checked out to students for an entire semester. The hotspots were purchased with CARES Act funds so students have reliable internet service in their home for remote learning. They are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guidelines for Student Hotspots


Patrons must have a valid student ID and an Fox River Valley Public Library District library card to check out student hotspots. While the library buildings are closed, students or their parents/guardians can simply show a valid student ID during curbside pickup at the Dundee Library, 555 E. Barrington Ave., East Dundee.

Student hotspot loan periods are:

• Spring semester: Jan. 1 to May 31

• Summer semester: June 1 to Aug. 31

• Fall semester: Sept. 1 to Dec. 31

Only one hotspot per household. Student hotspots do not accrue late fees. Student hotspots are not eligible for home delivery.

If a hotspot is needed for a specific semester, patrons can set the hold activation date for the beginning of that semester when placing the hold.

Hotspots can be accessed in the library's online catalog at

Enter "FRVPLD Student Hotspot" into the search bar. Place a hold or just pick one up during curbside pickup hours. Further questions can be directed to or (847) 428-3661.

The Fox River Valley Public Library District serves 70,000 residents of Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, and parts of Algonquin, Elgin, and Barrington Hills.