PLDL Offers Chromebooks For Take-Home Checkout
September 8, 2020
The Portage Lake District Library is now offering Chromebooks for checkout, which cardholders can take home for up to 14 days. Library patrons must be cardholders in good standing to checkout a Chromebook.The Chromebook comes with a carrying case and charger.
“Previously, these Chromebooks were only available for in-library use,” Said Library Director Dillon Geshel. “With many students in our community learning from home, we knew we needed to make these devices more accessible for children and families.”
Library users can checkout a Chromebook for use in the library, or to take home. The devices can be used for homework, job searches, research or just browsing the web.
A Chromebook is a personal computer that runs Google Chrome as its operating system. Chromebooks have minimal software installed on them, and are designed to be used for any web-based application where data is stored online. This makes Chromebooks quick to boot up and perfect for many online tasks.
In recent months, the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has made dozens of free WiFi hotspots available in our community, through a collaboration with up.net, Peninsula Fiber Network, and REMC1. If you could benefit from the use of a Chromebook, but don’t have internet in your home, you can view a map of PHF’s free internet hotspot locations here.
For additional information about our Chromebook lending program, please contact the library at 906-482-4570.