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HCC Hotspots: Reserving a Hotspot (Students)

Tips and information about the HCC Hotspots

Students can reserve, or place a hold on, a hotspot using the library catalog. If you are a student that also works on campus (as a FWS or part-time employee), you cannot place the request. Instead, you will need to contact your campus library for assistance. 

Hotspots are loaned for two weeks with the option for one renewal if no one else is waiting for a hotspot. 

Students should receive an email at their Hawkmail email address when the hotspot is available for pickup. 

Steps to reserve a hotspot

The HCC Libraries currently have two different models of the hotspots. You can easily locate them in the library catalog by searching for the keyword "hotspot" or by going to this hotspot shortcut.

This results screen shows information about each of the two hotspot models that we have. The should both function the same way, check to see if there are any available at your campus library by clicking on "Check availability". 

Step by step instructions

Access the Hotspot information at

Search for hotspots

On the results page - look first to see if your name appears above the search box, highlighted below in yellow. If you do not see your name, access the login screen by clicking on "Library Home" (near the top left side of the screen).

Logged in screen

If you were not logged in, go to the Library Home, then log in by clicking on "Log-in First for best results"

Locating the login button

You will be required to log in with our old library login information. Use your student number as the Borrower ID and the last four digits of your student number as the PIN/Password.

enter log in information

Now that you're logged in, you can click on Check availability to see if any hotspots are on the shelf at your local campus library.

Results display

It appears that most of the hotspots are checked out. Place a hold on a hotspot by clicking on "Place a Hold". It doesn't matter which one you select - all holds will be processed in the order they are placed. 

Detailed availability

After clicking the option to place a hold, select the location for pickup. This is where the hotspot will be held for you. *Please note that you will be contacted by library staff when the hotspot is ready for you. If you have any questions, please contact your campus library directly.