The Niles Public Library is preparing to launch a pilot program that would allow patrons to check out wi-fi hotspots.
The hotspots allow users to connect to a wireless Internet network that uses Clear Wireless cellular towers. Patrons would be able to borrow hotspots for up to three weeks, and they can reserve them the way they would books or DVDs. They will get fined $3 a day if they don’t return it on time, and $50 if the device is damaged or lost. The service will be available exclusively to Niles residents.