Queens Connected Mobile Hotspot Lending Program
Get access to free, unlimited internet right at home!
Do you need Internet at home for your child’s schoolwork or for your own research? Would you benefit from having WiFi to apply for jobs online or to access the library’s databases and attend virtual programs?
WiFi hotspots are now available for loan at many Queens Public Library locations. Devices may be checked out for 2 months, with up to 5 optional renewals.
Hotspot Eligibility Requirements
To participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Have a valid Queens Public Library card and be at least 18 years old
- Have no outstanding fees
- Have no Internet access at home
There is a limit of one device per household.
This program is sponsored by FCC’s E-Rate program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Grid, Notias Construction, Sterling National Bank, and The Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation.
Visit one of the following QPL locations to learn more and pick up your hotspot today!
- Arverne (312 Beach 54 Street)
- Astoria (14-01 Astoria Boulevard)
- Central Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard)
- Corona (38-23 104 Street)
- East Elmhurst (95-06 Astoria Boulevard)
- Elmhurst (86-07 Broadway)
- Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)
- Flushing (41-17 Main Street) (will reopen in April 2022)
- Hollis (202-05 Hillside Avenue)
- Langston Hughes (100-01 Northern Boulevard)
- Lefferts (103-34 Lefferts Boulevard)
- Lefrak City (Mobile Library) (98-30 57 Avenue)
- Long Island City (37-44 21 Street)
- McGoldrick (155-06 Roosevelt Avenue)
- Mitchell-Linden (31-32 Union Street)
- Peninsula (92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard)
- Pomonok (158-21 Jewel Avenue)
- Poppenhusen (121-23 14 Avenue)
- Queensboro Hill (60-05 Main Street)
- Rosedale (144-20 243 Street)
- South Hollis (204-01 Hollis Avenue)
- South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)
- People who borrow hotspots from this location must also agree to participate in QPL’s Job and Business Academy programs.
- South Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard)
- St. Albans (191-05 Linden Boulevard)
- Woodside (54-22 Skillman Avenue)
Tablet Lending Program
Queens Public Library lends Samsung tablets to library card holders for free!
With the Samsung Tablet, customers are able to:
- Pay any library fees directly in the Queens Public Library app
- Review their Queens Public Library status and account messages in the My Account section
- Renew multiple items at a time
- Access digital collections, including Zino for Libraries, Freegal Music, and Axis 360 eBooks
The tablet’s latest features include: the Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating System, a 2.0 MP front-facing camera, a 5.0 MP rear-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 11 hours of battery life. You can also bring your tablet to the library or anywhere Wi-Fi is available to get the full Internet experience.
Samsung tablets may be borrowed for one month, with three renewals possible (four months total). First-time borrowers must bring a photo ID and sign a borrower’s agreement. Children under 17 may borrow with a parent or guardian’s consent.
Please contact your local library to see if they are participating in this program, for current inventory levels and availability, and for other questions and concerns.
ConnectED Library HotSpots for Students
This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is intended to help New York City public school students access online educational resources at home to help complete their homework.
The ConnectED Library HotSpot Loan Program is a collaborative program of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and the Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K-12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of the more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services.
In order to participate in the Library Hotspot Loan Program, you must be prepared to present your Queens Public Library adult library card. In addition, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Who is eligible to participate?
The program is open to patrons who:
- are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school
- have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up
- have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fees over $50. If you are eligible, please visit the library in advance to confirm that your library card is active and to resolve any outstanding fees.
How long can I check out the device?
The device and service can be borrowed until July 5, 2022.
Where can I check out the device?
Please contact your local library to see if they are participating, for current inventory levels and availability, and for other questions and concerns.