Chromebooks Now Available for Checkout

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The Portage Lake District Library has long been a destination for patrons who use library computers to work, explore, create and play. The addition of Chromebooks offer one more way for users to get online while visiting the library. Chromebooks are now available for library cardholders to checkout and use while visiting the library, and must be returned to the front desk before a patron leaves the library. Library patrons must be cardholders in good standing to checkout a Chromebook.

A Chromebook is a personal computer that runs Google Chrome as its operating system. Chomebooks don’t have a lot of 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.

“Adding Chromebooks to our collection makes it easier for all PLDL cardholders to get online, do school work, or just browse the web.” Said Dillon Geshel, the Library Director. “For example, our drop-in technology training events for older adults can now use these up-to-date devices during troubleshooting with participants, and area students can check out a Chromebook to do school work.”

Library cardholders who reserve use of the Community Room can also request up to a dozen Chromebooks for use during their event, meeting, or other special occasion. Contact the library at 906-482-4570 to learn more about our Chromebook lending policy for patrons using the Community Room.

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