ConnectED Library HotSpot

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 by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of 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 prepared to present your Queens Library adult library card. In addition, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Program Details

1. 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 fines over $15. If you are eligible, please visit the library in advance to confirm that your library card is active and to resolve any outstanding fines.

2. How long can I check out the device?

The device and service can be borrowed until July 5, 2019.

3. How much will it cost?

It is absolutely free. There are no fees for the device or service.

4. What if I lose it or return it late?

If the device is lost or not returned, a fine of $100 will be assessed and
your library card privileges will be blocked until the device is returned
or the fine is paid.

How to Check Out a HotSpot

Queens Library will lend out HotSpots for the school year 2018 - 2019.  Please check to ensure that you meet the elibility requirements above. Attend an upcoming lending event and bring your Queens Library card and valid ID such as a NYS drivers license.

Upcoming Lending Events

312 Beach 54 Street
Monday, October 1 @ 5pm

250-06 Hillside Avenue
Monday, October 1 @ 6pm
Tuesday, October 2 @ 3pm

85-12 Main Street
Monday, October 1 @ 6:30pm
Monday, October 15 @ 6:30pm

40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
Saturday, October 6 @ 10am
Wednesday, October 17 @ 3pm

Cambria Heights
218-13 Linden Boulevard
Thursday, October 4 @ 5pm
Thursday, October 11 @ 5pm

Central Library (Children's Library Discovery Center)
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
Wednesday, October 24 @ 4pm

38-23 104 Street
Wednesday, October 10 @ 3pm
Wednesday, October 24 @ 3pm

Far Rockaway
1637 Central Avenue
Walk-ins are welcome. 

41-17 Main Street
Saturday, September 22 @ 11am

Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street
Friday, October 5 @ 3pm
Friday, October 12 @ 3pm

134-26 225 Street
Monday, October 1 @ 4pm
Thursday, October 4 @ 6pm

103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill
Monday, October 22 @ 6pm

Long Island City
37-44 21 Street
Saturday, September 13 @ 6:30pm

92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
Thursday, October 4 @ 5pm
Thursday, October 11 @ 5pm

Richmond Hill
118-14 Hillside Avenue
Wednesday, October 3 @ 2pm
Thursday, October 4 @ 3pm

Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica
Saturday, October 13 @ 2pm

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
Wednesday, October 10 @ 4pm
Wednesday, October 17 @ 4pm


How to Use a Mobile HotSpot