Queens Connected Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

The Queens Connected Mobile Hotspot Lending Program will be suspended until further notice on Sunday, December 24 due to the expiration of pandemic-related federal funding.

You can still borrow a hotspot until Saturday, December 18, but it will only work until December 24.

Please return your hotspot device to your nearest Queens Public Library location by Friday, January 19.

We will notify you if funding for the program is restored and the hotspots are again available for loan.

QPL offers free Wi-Fi and free access to public computers at all of our locations during regular hours of service, and extended Wi-Fi is available outside 59 QPL locations. You may also be eligible for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program, which will allow you to save up to $30 per month on your home Internet service. Learn More.


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 a valid photo ID
  • 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 a hotspot.


Tablet Lending Program

Take Queens Public Library with you wherever you go! We lend Hyundai tablets to library card holders for free.

Anywhere there is Wi-Fi service available, customers can use Hyundai tablets to access the Queens Public Library app and:

  • Read, listen to, and watch digital materials directly
  • Listen to music through Freegal
  • Search our catalog, view account information, request books, and search and register for events
  • Ask for assistance, join our vibrant online community, and much more

The tablet’s features include: 10.1” screen size, 1920x1200 screen resolution, a 8.0 MP front-facing camera, a 13.0 MP rear-facing camera, 4GB of RAM, and LTE connection.

Hyundai 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.

This program is made possible thanks to support from the Federal Emergency Connectivity Fund.