Circulating WiFi Hotspots
More and more libraries are starting to circulate WiFi Hotspots to their patrons. Some libraries are using large, vinyl 2-ring Audiobook on CD albums, such as our ZD40CDR. The rings are useful to include any necessary instruction manuals or booklets. Some have used foam inserts custom cut to house the items. This is a great solution and works as intended, but foam can be costly and labor intensive when used in this manner.
Our goal was to come up with a solution using items most libraries either already have or are readily available, and do this at a low cost.
We opted to use velcro rather than foam. We used a Premium Extra Heavy Duty Poly Ring Binder Albums (which are on sale) and a combination of pre-cut squares and cable ties. The velcro squares are adhesive backed and attached to the album, then the velcro cable ties adhere to the square. The hotspot instructions are in a standard audiobook on CD page.
On a larger scale, a roll of velcro tape or velcro dots might be better than the pre-cut squares. You could also simply stick a piece of velcro directly to electrical plug and the back of the hotspot device. We didn’t do this in our example, but it is something to consider for circulation.
Not all WiFi Hotspots are created equally, they vary in size and contents from one model to the next. This album may be larger than needed for some, or too small for others. We have a wide variety of other cases available. Just chat, email, call, fax, mail or send us a smoke signal and we can work on a solution for your specific needs.