Northwest Regional Library is adding 11 new Chromebook Laptops into circulation! These laptops run on Google’s Chrome Operating System. Most of the functionality of ChromeOS requires an internet connection. These laptops automatically delete any data saved to them, so a USB flash drive or cloud storage account are highly recommended for use. Apps cannot be installed on these computers, so usage is limited to what can be done on an internet browser.
These are only available to NWRL residents with a valid NWRL Library Card. Only one hold can be placed on a Chromebook at a time. If your local library does not currently have one, place a hold and one will be sent to it. They are due 14 days after checkout. If, after 14 days, the Chromebook doesn’t have any holds on it, then it will automatically be renewed for another 14 days. Only 2 renewals will be allowed as long as no holds are placed on the item. Only one laptop can be checked out at a time per patron.
Chromebook kits must be returned directly to the circulation desk where they were checked out, during normal library hours and not in the drop box. Laptops will be deactivated one day after the due date if not renewed. If not returned, the patron will be billed for full replacement value ($335). All parts of the kit need to be returned or replacement charges will be billed to the patron’s account.
The kit includes the HP Chromebook 14 G6, a carrying case with shoulder strap, mouse, and charging cables.