Chromebooks

Chromebook use at SPL

SPL now offers library customers aged 16 and older the option to checkout a Chromebook for in-library use!  To complement the increase of wireless usage at SPL, we also now provide wireless printing

About Chromebooks

  • Chromebooks are lightweight and easy to use
  • They boot-up in seconds
  • Chromebooks require almost no setup and very little maintenance; the devices update themselves
  • You can connect to the Library’s WiFi
  • They enable customers to log into their Google accounts to access their own photos, music, videos, documents with Google Drive and Google Docs
  • Chromebooks are secure and protect against viruses and malware without additional software

Borrowing a Chromebook

  • Customers may borrow one Chromebook at a time
  • Customers must be 16 years of age or older, have a Library card that is in good standing as well as valid government issued photo ID 
  • The borrowing period is four hours and must be used in the library
  • The late fee is $1 per hour, to a maximum of $25
  • There is a $400 charge for a lost device and $25 processing fee
  • The checkout receipt will include the time when the device is due back

Guide to Chromebooks

Identification

Borrowers are required to have a Library card in good standing as well as a valid government issued photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, age of majority card, or citizenship card.  The photo ID must be left at the information desk in a secure location for the duration of the Chromebook loan. 

Printing

You can print one of two ways from our Chrombooks:

  1. Use Google Cloud Print (b&w, $0.10 per page) 
  2. Save to a thumbdrive and print at our colour copier (b&w, $0.10 per page, colour $0.75 per page)

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This project has been made possible with funding provided by the Government of Ontario.