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Library Hotspots

Guidelines for Checkout and Use

Pickup and Return Guidelines 

The HCC libraries have over 400 Wifi Hotspots available for current HCC students to check out and use either at home or on campus.

  1. HCC current full- and part-time students who have no library holds on their records are eligible to borrow.
  2. Students must have a current HCC Student ID card, state ID, or national ID card.
  3. Only one Hotspot may be on loan at a time. Students may check out one Chromebook or  netbook and one Hotspot at a time.
  4. Hotspots are due on the last day of enrollment.
  5. Hotspots may not be renewed.  Log in to your HCC Library find the due date. You will receive a courtesy notice 3 days before the due date.
  6. Students may place hold requests online for Hotspots at these locations - Alief, Central, Eastside, Katy, Northline, Stafford, and West Loop by clicking this link: HCC Library Hotspots.
  7. For more detailed instructions on how to place holds on library materials including hotspots, please refer to the place a hold request option on the right hand side of this page. 
  8. After placing the hold, call to verify that the hotspot is ready for pick-up.  Telephone numbers and pick-up hours are listed below. 
  9. Approximately 4 days after an overdue notice is sent, a second overdue notice will be sent and a negative service indicator for $150 dollars and a $10 processing fee for the Hotspot and a $25 replacement cost for the power cord, will be placed on the borrower's record.
  10. Hotspots must be returned without damage.  Repair or replacement costs for damaged Hotspots will be charged to the borrower. A charge of either $25.00 or $35.00, depending on the price we paid, will be assessed for missing cords.

Pickup and Return Locations

Alief Hayes

Start: February 1
Pick-up: Monday 11-3 front desk
Returns: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Contact: 713-718-6970 or



Start: January 19
Pick-up: Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Returns: Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Contact: 713-718-6133



Start: January 26
Pick-up: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment only
Returns: Books only at the book drop outside Learning Hub anytime;
Any items at screening stations (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) 9:00am-6:00pm
Contact: 713-718-7050



Start: February 1
Pick-up: Wednesday 11-3  screening station
Returns: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Contact: 713-718-5747 or



Start: January 26
Pick-up: Only by reservation on Tuesdays, 10am - 6pm.
Returns: By appointment only on Tuesdays, 10am - 6pm.
Contact: 713-718-8045



Start: January 21
Pick-up: Wednesday 12 noon-4:00pm
Returns: Anytime campus Learning Hub is open (8:00am-6:00pm M-W)
Contact: 713-718-7823


West Loop

Start: January 21
Pick-up: Thursday 12 noon-4:00pm
Returns: Anytime campus is open (8:00am-5:00pm M-Th, 8:00am-4:30pm F)
Contact during pick-up hours: 713-718-7929
Contact other times: 713-718-7880

What is a hotspot?

A portable WiFi hotspot is a pocket sized mobile router, which you can take with you setup an internet connection.  

Technical Support for the Hotspot

HCC Technical Support 713-718-8800

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 9 p.m.

Place a Hold Request

  1. Using the HCC Library Catalog, place a hold on the item(s) you want to pick up and check out.

  2. How to Request Books (and other items).
  3. You must be currently enrolled to place a hold request.
  4. Your library record must be clear of overdues in order to place a hold request.
  5. Materials cannot be transferred between libraries. For example, if you request an item from the Northline Library collection you must pick it up at the Northline Campus.
  6. Use this form if you have trouble logging in to your library account to place your request.
  7. Hold requests will expire 7 days following notification. Materials will be returned to the collection at that time.
  8. Login to your HCC LIbrary account to view or cancel your hold requests or to renew your checked out items.

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