Technology for Loan

Borrow Chromebooks and other e-devices that you can use in a branch, at home or on the go. ​

Chromebooks

Chromebook laptop computers with preinstalled software are available for checkout. Features include: 

  • Touch screen with flip-stand; also lies flat like a tablet
  • Two USB ports and one HDMI port
  • Neoprene sleeve and a charger
  • High definition webcam and microphone
  • SD card reader

Request a Chromebook

Search the catalog for a Chromebook and place a hold request. You will be notified when it is available for pickup at your branch.

Keep in mind:

  • A signed Borrowing Policy and Agreement (PDF) from an adult 18 years or older is required for check out.
  • External or cloud storage only (flash drives, external hard drives, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Printer drivers cannot be installed. You may not be able to print from a home printer, unless it is WiFi enabled.
  • Chrome operating system only. Wireless printing in the library is unavailable.
  • Return to any branch's Service Desk and have a staff member check it in. Chromebooks cannot be returned through a book drop.

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Item Limit: 1 per customer
  • Overdue Fees: $3 per day
  • Renewals: Chromebooks can be renewed if no holds are pending
  • Replacement Costs

Playaways

Playaways are battery-operated listening devices that come pre-loaded with an audiobook. Batteries and earbuds are not included but are available for purchase at any branch. 

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Item Limit: No limit
  • Overdue Fees: 25 cents per day, $8 maximum
  • Renewals: Up to two renewals if no holds are pending
  • Replacement Costs

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are rechargeable tablets for children that are preloaded with high quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by age- and grade-level. Playaway Launchpads are available at all branches.

Request a Playaway Launchpad

Search the catalog for a Playaway Launchpad and place a hold request. You will be notified when it is available for pickup at your branch. 

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Item Limit: No limit
  • Overdue Fees: $1 per day, $12 maximum
  • Renewals: Up to two renewals if no holds are pending
  • Replacement Costs