Wichita Public Library to start checking out Chromebooks

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Wichita Public Library has announced that they will begin checking out Chromebooks to customers starting Monday, June 24th.

The service will be available through a portable device dispenser at the Advanced Learning Library located at 711 W. 2nd Street. It's been made possible through a "Grow with Google" grant that was awarded to the library in 2018. 

“The goal of the dispenser is to offer additional technology opportunities to customers without direct access to a home computer,” said Jeff Tate, Digital Services Manager. “It’s also a great way for customers to utilize the Advanced Learning Library’s collaborative spaces.”

There will be twelve Chromebooks total which will be checked out and returned to the self-service dispenser on a first-come, first-served bases. The devices cannot be placed on hold.

Additional guidelines are as follows: 

  • Customers must have a library card in good standing. E-cards are not able to check out Chromebooks.
  • Chromebooks check out for three hours, once per day per customer.
  • Customers will be charged a $15 per hour overdue late fee.
  • Customers cannot take the Chromebooks outside of the Advanced Learning Library, except for the Reading Terrace on the second floor, and the Children’s Learning Garden.
  • All information on the Chromebook is deleted when the device is powered off or the lid is closed. Customers should bring a flash drive to save information.

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