The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the Library patrons can now borrow mobile HotSpots.

A portable HotSpot taps into a cellular network, just like a smartphone does, and then wirelessly shares its data connection with other nearby (within 30 feet or so) Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as a smart phone, laptop or tablet. A HotSpot is not meant to replace home service but is intended to provide access out of the house or during a temporary outage.

“We are pleased to offer Internet on the Go,” said Library Director Phil Israel. “If you’re preparing for a vacation, business trip or working in an area without reliable wi-fi Internet access, a HotSpot is the perfect solution.”

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HotSpots, available only to Full-Service Westfield Memorial Library cardholders, provide unlimited data and can be checked out for 21 days. There is no international service.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library — the community’s destination for discovery and ideas — engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9: p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library will be closed Saturday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”