Borrow Devices

    The Lincoln Public Library circulates a variety of devices. Check one out today!

    Launchpads are learning tablets that both kids and adults will love. Each Launchpad is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and games. No connectivity or downloading is required for use. Launchpads can be checked out for 3 weeks, no renewals or holds, and 1 launchpad per library card.


    • Lincoln Public Library cardholders in good standing and 18 years of age or older may borrow a kindle. The limit is 1 device per card and must be returned directly to Library Staff at the Lincoln Public Library. It may not be returned in the book drop, media drop, or to any other library.

    • Kindles are checked out for 3 weeks with no renewals.

    • A patron will need to complete an “Electronic Device Agreement”, acknowledging financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment. Each agreement will be kept on file for future reference.

    • Electronic Devices can be checked out at the Circulation Desk from 9:30 AM until 1 hour before the library closes.

    • Kindle: Late return fees are $2 per day overdue.

    • The patron is responsible for full replacement cost if the Electronic Device or any parts are lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise not returned.

    • If any technical problems are encountered, the Electronic Device should be returned immediately to the Reference Desk and the Electronic Resources Librarian notified.

    • All Electronic Device borrowers will be required to sign an agreement form.


    Mobile Hotspots

    Mobile hotspots are available for adults with a valid Ocean State Libraries card in good standing (no fees over $10) and a valid photo ID.

    Patrons must sign a user agreement and make a $20.00 cash deposit at the library when checking out the Hotspot. The deposit will be refunded to the borrower when the Hotspot is returned in working condition. Any late fines incurred during this time will be deducted from the deposit.

    Hotspots may be checked out for 2 weeks and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No renewals. One use per household per 60 days. There is a $5 per day late fee. Hotspots must be returned inside the library. They cannot be returned in the book drop. (If they are found inside the book drop, the user will be charged a $25 fine.) Hotspots may be checked out up to 1 half hour before library closing. Hotspots need to be returned 1 half hour prior to closing in order to complete check-in.

    All components of the Hotspot must be present upon return for the library to consider the item checked in. Returned Hotspots will not be immediately available due to the need for maintenance.

    The following fines and fees apply:



    Lost, damaged, stolen hotspot. If stolen, borrower must submit a police report to the library.

    $80 replacement cost

    Lost or damaged power cord

    $15 replacement cost

    Battery missing or damaged

    $20 replacement cost

    If hotspot is not returned on time, service to the hotspot is suspended that day.


    • Service for the hotspots is available in the US anywhere within the T-Mobile coverage area.
    • The service is provided by the Lincoln Public Library. The device has service through

    Approved by the Board of Trustees September 27, 2016
    Amended December 5, 2017
    Amended April 24, 2018
    Amended September 24, 2019
    Amended August 10, 2021